MARK PENNINGS

THE ORIGINS OF AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL

WELCOME TO MARK PENNINGS' ORIGINS of AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL

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Mark Pennings is a senior lecturer in Visual Arts in the Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts School at Queensland University of Technology.

He worked with the AFL as a curatorial consultant for the 1996 centenary exhibition and has written numerous articles and exhibition catalogues about nineteenth century football and other sports. He is currently working on the project Rewriting Australian Football History with Robert Pascoe.


This is what the media said about Mark’s first volume.

It is, to say the least, comprehensive and compendious. It runs to four volumes! The last will contain the names of 6000-7000 players who appeared before football's supposed nascence.

Greg Baum — The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 Aug 2012

There are other histories of Australian rules … but … Pennings has put in the hard yards and his book should be a must-have for anyone with an interest in the great game of Australian rules football.

Mark Lawson — The Australian Financial Review, 13 Oct 2012