Episode #1.2 

By the mid 70s Australia's capacity to produce regular swarms of amateur talent, although undiminished, was achieving less in a more professional and competitive global sports environment. ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Permezel

Writer:

John Clarke

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Clarke ... Himself
John Bertrand John Bertrand ... Himself
Raelene Boyle Raelene Boyle ... Herself
Ric Charlesworth Ric Charlesworth ... Himself
Joy Damousi Joy Damousi ... Herself
Robert DiPierdomenico Robert DiPierdomenico ... Himself (as Robert Di Pierdomenico)
Mark Ella Mark Ella ... Himself
Martin Flanagan Martin Flanagan ... Himself
Malcolm Fraser ... Himself
Gideon Haigh Gideon Haigh ... Himself
Bob Hawke Bob Hawke ... Himself
Rechelle Hawkes Rechelle Hawkes ... Herself
Alex Jesaulenko Alex Jesaulenko ... Himself
Tim Lane Tim Lane ... Himself
Nicole Livingstone Nicole Livingstone ... Herself
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By the mid 70s Australia's capacity to produce regular swarms of amateur talent, although undiminished, was achieving less in a more professional and competitive global sports environment. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics Australia won no events of any kind. The Fraser government established an expensive state-funded institute. If we wanted national prestige from sport, we were going to have to pay for it. In the meantime, the pattern of domestic sport was changing. Television had discovered live cricket and then live football, and it was on for young and old. For migrant kids like Robert DiPierdomenico, playing footie was how you got accepted. Others, like Les Murray wanted to play soccer - the game they brought from Europe. Joy Damousi, Bob Hawke, Hugh Mackay and Roy Masters explain how migration transformed the nation and was more easily accepted when kids with funny names helped our teams win at the football. As team sport expanded and needed more players, the visibility of ...

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1 July 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Princess Pictures See more »
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