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Family life and traditions for Woolgoolga's Sikhs

How much do a society's beliefs and values change each generation? A lot, in the case of Woolgoolga's Sikh immigrants who have settled on northern New South Wales' Banana Coast since the end of World War II. Can this vibrant community maintain its own attitudes towards work and family while adapting to the Australian way of life?


Ashes series draws Rugby League crowd, 1958

This is a photograph of a moment in the first Rugby League test between Australia and Great Britain in 1958. It shows an Australian player being tackled as he holds the ball, and provides a view in the background of the crowd on 'The Hill' and the Sydney Showground.


Rugby League players Peter Stirling and Arthur Beetson, 1981

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Rugby League players Peter Stirling and Arthur Beetson. Arthur Beetson is seated on the right, looking off camera, with his arm draped around the shoulder of Peter Stirling, who faces the camera. The picture was taken after the victory of Stirling and Beetson's team in the KB ...


Footy the La Perouse Way, 2006: 'Lapa'

This clip shows Bruce 'Lapa' Stewart addressing patrons at a Sydney RSL club. In interview he talks about the history of the La Perouse United Football Club, which plays Rugby League football, and about his early experiences as a player in the 1950s. As a narrator talks about the all-Black team of the 1930s and the multicultural ...


Australian Story - A Man for All Seasons, 1999: Coming from behind

This clip shows part of a documentary about Wayne Bennett, long-time coach of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team. It includes images from his childhood, an interview with him and his brother Bob, comments from sports journalist Roy Masters and footage of the Brisbane Broncos training and playing competition matches. ...


Footy Legends, 2006: 'Why do you play footy for?'

This clip shows Luc Vu (Anh Do) and his little sister Anne (Lisa Saggers) sitting beside a football field as Anne questions her brother about his interest in Rugby League football. Luc's friends 'the boys' arrive for footy practice and Luc, with support from Anne and the prompts written on his hand, embarks on a pre-practice ...