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RUGBY LEAGUE It arrived from england as a working class game, which helped it rise to popularity over Soccer, AFL etc.
First year that the Australian Open Tennis championship was held.
The first test match was played between Australia and England
The olympics were held in melboume
The olympic games were held in sydney and cathy freeman won gold in the 400m being the first individual aborigional to win.
Cadel evan became the first australian to win the Tour de france
Aussie rules was invented Only men played at this stage.
First melbourne cup was raced Only men raced
Edwin flack vecame australias first olympic gold.
Edwin flack became australias first olympic gold
basketball was introduced to australia by american gold miners. The sport was mainly played in winter monthsto avoid clashing with cricket.
netball was introduced into australia. It was the most successful women sport due to the obscurity behind the men's versions of sports.
sports were brought to australia
the idea of modern sport developed in england around the time of the industrial revolution. It made a move from rural areas to cities.
The arrival of the first fleet brought sport and physical pursuits playing a major part in building the culture and identity of australia and its people. The early sports were horse racing and cock fighting.
sports were introduced such as cricket to be more acceptable to the upper social staus.
the first league of women's AFL was introduced
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