Goals and Glory: Deakin Library’s Soccer Collection
Free Exhibition – Thursday 6 June to Monday 29 July
Deakin University’s Library and Archives have a fine collection of material relating to the story of soccer in Australia and overseas. This exhibition draws on these resources to increase awareness of these materials and to demonstrate the rich history of the World Game in Australia.
The exhibition is based primarily upon the Les Shorrock and Laurie Schwab collections of photographs, which are probably unique in Australia, outdoing most of the newspaper and agency collections for the period from the 1950s to the 1990s, as well as providing some limited coverage of earlier and later periods. They cover the game from the international level to local competitions in metropolitan and regional Victoria and Australia.
In combination with Laurie Schwab’s manuscript notes and the final versions of many of his published books and articles, the exhibition displays sports journalism of the highest order, showing how it was constructed before the digital age.
Goals and Glory also highlights many other aspects of the World Game, as it is played in Australia. The role of migrants, and the presence of women and indigenous footballers is explored, as is the way the game is played at the local level and on the world stage.
The exhibition is free and is open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Gallery at Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Cnr Cunningham Street and Western Beach Road, Geelong