The Corio Oval Tribe : a prosopographical perspective of the Geelong Football Club in the nineteenth century

Pennings, Mark W. & Pascoe, Robert (2012) The Corio Oval Tribe : a prosopographical perspective of the Geelong Football Club in the nineteenth century. Sporting Traditions, 29(1), pp. 77-94.

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Abstract

This article analyses the occupational and class status of Geelong footballers in the nineteenth century via the methodology of prosopography. Prosopography is an empirical group biography approach to historical research. The article argues that during the period 1859-78 Geelong's playing group was largely derived from the squattocracy and urban middle class. In the later period 1878-96 the Geelong club recruited more widely from the working class, as in keeping with the increased participation of this class in football from the late 1870s. It can be argued that this more diverse group helped establish Geelong as a footballing power.

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ID Code: 56949
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Geelong Football Club, Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century, Prosopography
ISSN: 0813-2577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Society for Sports History.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 07:15
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 01:46

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