Saturday, December 03, 2011

Maudie's Boots - The Story of the NSW Ladies Rugby Football League, 1921

Did you know that in September 1921, two women's rugby league teams played a match at the Agricultural Showgrounds in Sydney that was watched by up to 30, 000 spectators? Hurstville City Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce that historian and 2009 Tom Brock Scholarship winner Katherine Haines will be speaking on this historic match this Sunday 4 December 2011 from 3pm - 4pm. Join Katherine for a fascinating discussion on this important yet little-known event and its importance in the history of women's sport in Australia. Katherine is currently researching this topic for a doctoral thesis and would like to hear from anyone who may know something about the match or the people involved with it.

Where: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon St Hurstville
When: Sunday 4 December 2011, 3pm - 4pm
Free event, all welcome
Tea and coffee provided

For bookings or further information telephone (02) 9330 6444 or museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

Why not come early and visit League of Legends: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia, a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia. On show until 18 December 2011. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sundays 2pm - 5pm.

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