"Lest We Forget": Sport in the Cultural Memory of Australians


  • Richard Light
  • Steve Georgakis


During the Rugby Union World Cup held in Australia in 2003, the nationally circulated Australian newspaper printed a picture of Jonny Wilkinson on the front page of the sports section with the headline: "Is that all you've got?" London's Daily Mirror responded with the same caption and a picture of Kylie Minogue. But this isn't all Australia has got. It has Kylie and sport. Many scholars might argue there is a great deal more to Australia than sport, but at the same time, sport has been a significant force in defining the national consciousness.

Author Biographies

Richard Light

Steve Georgakis