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ISBN: 9781925164497
Pages: 332
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Derby: WA Footy Fans on the Game’s Greatest Rivalry

Written by David Whish-WilsonSean Gorman

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‘The State is divided. It’s not life or death, it’s more important.’

So says a poster on Dennis Cometti’s wall – and that’s what David Whish-Wilson and Sean Gorman found when they interviewed 40 fans of the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.

The book features James Baker, Julie Bishop, Fedele Camarda, Maria Camporeale, Kevin Croon, Jesse Dart, Ron Elliott, Les Everett, Alison Fan, Glenis Freemantle, Maria Giglia, Mark Greenwood, Gaby Haddow, Julie Hoffman, Adrian Hoffman, Greig Johnston, Justin Langer, Deanne Lewis, Dennis Lillee, Lesley the Voodoo Lady, Luc Longley, Alsy Macdonald, Carla Mackesey, Ross McLean, Shaun McManus, Clive Mercer, Ian MacRae, Kia Mippy, Peter Mudie, Jeff Newman, Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Melissa Parke, Parsi, Janet Peters, John Prior, Matt Quinn aka Mr Q, Kim Scott, Glen Stasiuk, Bill Sutherland, Bevan Taylor, David Wirrpanda.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘At last, from footy’s Wild West, a book on one of the must-sees of the Australian football calendar – the Derby!’ Martin Flanagan


Pages: 332
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925164497
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David Whish-Wilson

David Whish-Wilson is the author of seven novels and three creative non-fiction books. He was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, but raised in Singapore, Victoria and Western Australia. He left Australia aged 18 to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia, where he worked as a barman, actor, street seller, petty criminal, […]

Sean Gorman

Sean Gorman has worked in the field of Indigenous history for twenty years. His honours research applied Russian formalist theory to the Murri guerilla poet Lionel Fogarty, while his PhD looked at racism in sport through the story of the Krakouer brothers. His books include Brotherboys (Allen & Unwin, 2005), which was adapted into a […]