When the Raiders Come to Town

When the Raiders Come to Town
Lecture with Dr Guy Hansen Talks / Lecture

Erin McQuillan, Mal Meninga in a match at Sydney Football Stadium nla.obj-148299687
 When
24 September 2019, 12.30pm-1.30pm
 Where
Theatre, Lower Ground 1

Free

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On 24 September 1989, the Canberra Raiders defeated the Balmain Tigers in the grand final of the New South Wales Rugby League Premiership. In the days following the win Canberra was flooded in a sea of green celebration. On the 30th anniversary of this memorable game, the Library’s Director of Exhibitions, Dr Guy Hansen, will discuss how success on the sporting field added a new dimension to Canberra’s identity and changed how the city was seen beyond its borders.

Image: Erin McQuillan, Mal Meninga in a match at Sydney Football Stadium nla.obj-148299687