Concept

Australian rules football in popular culture

Summary
Australian rules football has had a significant impact on popular culture in its native Australia, capturing the imagination of Australian film, art, music, television and literature. Postage Australian rules is featured on several Australian (and international) postage stamps and postcards including:
  • 1974 - 7 cent stamp featuring players in a marking contest
  • 1984 - Ausipex Antigua and Barbuda $5 stamp
  • 1989 - 3 cent Australian sports stamp
  • 1996 - 45 cent Centenary of the AFL series circulated in 1996 featuring the 16 AFL teams of the day
  • 2008 - 50 cent 150 years of Australian Football depicting the first match
  • 2009 - 55 cent "Let's Get Active" postage stamp also features a child kicking an Australian Rules ball
  • 2012 - Australian Legends of Football featuring Ron Barassi and Gary Ablett Jnr
Literature Barry Oakley's satiric football novel A Salute to the Great McCarthy was published in 1970. Crime novelist Kerry Greenwood wrote the 1991 short story
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