The sport of pedestrianism goes back several centuries. Over time that the sport developed a range of terms and practices that described events in the sport. This document is an attempt to identify this idiom and collate may of these terms into a single document.
There are linkages to sports such as horse racing and boxing that influenced the language of pedestrianism.
Key words: Pedestrianism, professional running, starting techniques, pedestriennes.
This article tells the story of a search for a unique, lost film that documents the 1976 Queensland 10,000 metre running championship set to the music of Ravel's Bolero. The Bolero is an orchestral piece that has a relentless drumming theme that builds throughout the whole piece. The piece was used in the Bo Derek and Dudley Moore film Ten.
This is one of the earliest example of the genre of a sporting event being set to music. The twelve minute film was shown at a number of film festivals in 1977 and has not been seen since.
Key words: Bolero, Kospartov, Ravel, Runners, State Championship, 10,000 metres.
Published in the Brisbane Road Runners Club Magazine, Spring, 2017.
This article explores how the hobby of sports card collecting that emerged in the late nineteenth century has since the 1920's been through Gramophone postacrds through to the virtual reality embedded in modern cards.
Key words: Cartophilic, Gramaphone Postcard, Raphael Tuck, Technology, Virtual Reality
Published in the Australian Cartophilic Society Newsletter, April 2018.
Davies Park is one of Brisbane's oldest sporting venues. It has been home to many sports including Rugby League, cricket and soccer. In the 1920's it was the leading venue for the popular sport of speedway racing.
The Davies Park pool provided sporting and recreational activities for several generations of Brisbanites. In 2008 the park was designated a site of Rugby League significance by the Australian Rugby League.
Key Words: Davies Park, Cricket, Rugby League, Soccer, Speedway, Swimming
Sportscaster is the largest set of sporting cards ever produced with over 2000 cards! The set effectively an encyclopedia of sports on cards. The article tells the story and mysteries that surround these cards that saw individual sets issued in eight countries in multiple languages.
Key words: Cartophilic, Digest, Sportscaster, Subscription Issue,
Published in the Australian Cartophilic Society Newsletter, August, 2012.
This presentation provide a visual chronology of cricket themed school exercise books that were issued in Australia in the 1930's
The images show the popularity of cricket and particularly Ashes cricket series and its role as a national game.
Key words: Cartophilic, Cricket, School Exercise Books, Ashes, Note Pads
This presentation was prepared for the Burrawang Cricket Collectors Weekend, May 2019.