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“Terrific Sporting Land” trips Australia’s sports-mad history

Suhair Khan

Program Supervisor, Google Arts & Culture.

Published Aug 20, 2019

Australians have a passion for sports– a lot that it was perfectly regular for the Prime Minister to provide the entire country the day of rest when they won a boat race back in1983 Over generations, Australia’s preferred pastimes have formed the country’s identity, worths and culture. Together with the Melbourne Cricket Club, Australian Football League, National Picture Gallery and the North Bondi Browse Lifesaving Club, Google Arts & Culture is showcasing the individuals, minutes and places that led Australia to end up being the “ Fantastic Sporting Land” it is today.

The exhibit features over 11,000 archived images and videos, and more than 100 original stories from more than 30 partners. To do so, Google’s Art Electronic camera technology has actually been on a marathon in between sporting organizations throughout the country to capture over 200 pieces of art, archival products and artifacts in high resolution gigapixel quality.

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    Zoom into the details of Don Bradman’s initial bat( held here by Steve Waugh).

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    Discover the lives of Australian sporting leaders and female icons, including Sarah” Fanny” Durack

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    See thousands of brand-new surf images online from North Bondi Browse Lifesaving Club, the National Archives and the Australian National Surfing Museum

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    Australian All Stars: Tune in to interviews with sporting stars

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Sign up with cricket legend Steve Waugh who will take you on a trip of the archives of the world-famousBradman Museum where you can focus to the hand-etched scores on the back ofDon Bradman’s first bat Or travel to a changing room at The Sydney Cricket Ground, where going to gamers have drawn their standout batting and bowling figures on the changing room door. You can likewise follow Steve Waugh through a video series that uses never-before-seen insight into his work and memories of the sport.

Then placed on your cossies or your togs (swimsuit) to feel the vibes of a trip into Summers Past from the National Archives of Australia– an exhibition commemorating the golden days in the Australian sunshine. The browse’s up when you See the Waves, a selection of photographs by the National Archives, or check out the North Bondi Browse Life Conserving Club in Google Street View.

For Australians, sports are a part of national identity, pride and belonging, whether played by everyday people or world known icons. To discover more moments from Australia’s sporting history by going to g.co/ GreatSportingLand, or download the Google Arts & Culture app on iOS or Android.

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