About the Author
Erik Nielsen is a historian of the British Empire with a focus on sport and is based at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has published articles and chapters on track and field athletics, rugby league and Australia's sporting relationship with India. His teaching interests include military history, Australian colonial history and Australia's Asian Context.
Table of Contents1. Introduction 2. The Commercialisation of Australasian Amateur Athletics 3. The Role of Race and Class in Defining the Australasian Amateur Community 4. 'Imperialism and Nationalism in Action'? Reconfiguring the Athletic Relationship with Britain 5. North American Cousins: Relations with the United States and Canada 6. A Question of Nationalism? The Dissolution of the Australasian Amateur Athletic Relationship Conclusion