Australia: Great Sporting Land

Explore the unifying spirit of Australian sport - from tales to traditions, larrikins to legends

In collaboration with

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of FameCricket AustraliaAustralian Sports MuseumMelbourne & Olympic ParksSydney Cricket & Sports GroundsAustralian National Surfing MuseumMelbourne Cricket ClubMelbourne Cricket Ground
and 22 more collections

It's the story, not the score

A nation of good sports

“Sport to many Australians is life, and the rest a shadow.”Donald Horne, The Lucky Country, 1964

Firsts in the field

The people behind key developments in Australian sport

Look back with a legend

Steve Waugh on putting his pads on wrong and winning the World Cup

Knock yourself out

See legendary cricket bats up close and learn their stories

The bits you'd never normally get to see

Enter the inner sanctum

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The home of Australian sport

From football, to rugby, to the Olympics

How has cricket changed since 1744?

Zoom into a rare handkerchief to see how different cricket is now

The green and gold, the boxing kangaroo, and the baggy green

The true story of the mythical ashes

How the rivalry between Australia and England was born

Sport for all

Discover more about Australia's sports culture

Australia's sporting DNA

Making history

The household names

Prized portraits of Aussie athletes

What does sport mean to you?

Australian All Stars on what sports means to them

Champions on the court

Discover more about the people of Australia sport

From backyard heros to sporting legends, these are the stories of triumph and adversity

The moments to remember

What's your game?

The origin stories of some of Australia's favourite sports

Sporting throwbacks

Watch quirky vintage videos of games and athletics

Discover more about legendary sporting moments

Highlights from history

Behind the scenes at Rod Laver Arena

Surf's up

Time to hit the beach

The grounds where Don Bradman learnt to bat

Cricket: From Leg to Toe

Discover more iconic sporting locations

Australia's great sporting landscape

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Google Expeditions

Are you a teacher? With Google Expeditions, take your students on immersive, virtual journeys and let them discover more about Australian sports

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