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The Aestheticization Of The Don


This essay was first delivered as a paper to the State History Conference in Adelaide in 2002. It was published in the English magazine Cricket Lore in August 2004 and appears in my book Off Cuts: Writings on Sport (Axiom, 2008).

Bernard Whimpress is a freelance historian who has written 20 books, chiefly on sport. From 1994 to 2009 he was Curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum and in an earlier life was Publications Manager of the South Australian National Football League. His most recent book, The Official MCC Ashes Treasures (2009) was written in conjunction with the Lord's Cricket Museum.

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