Shattering the Don Bradman Myth

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Description

    This article challenges the heroic mythology surrounding the champion Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman. It contends that Bradman was a self-serving and self-obssessed crickter who sought to control the game on and off the field. The article suggests that Bradman not only divided teams in which he played, but as an adminsitrator supported the retention of apartheid South Africa in international cricket and sowed the seeds for the Packer revolution of the mid-1970s.

    Period28 Jan 2014

    Media contributions

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    Media contributions

    • TitleThe New Daily
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletThe New Daily
      Media typeWeb
      Duration/Length/Size1000 words
      CountryAustralia
      Date28/01/14
      DescriptionThe article, which was published in one of Australia's leading online news sites, was widely read and attracted comments from 'The Guardian' and the UK 'Spectator'.
      Producer/AuthorDr Tom Heenan, Dr David Dunstan
      URLthenewdaily.com.au/sport/cricket/2014/01/28/shattering-bradman-myth/
      PersonsThomas Heenan

    Keywords

    • Bradman
    • cricket
    • Australian History
    • Sports History