The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia

Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia

Cycling in Australia series, 21 March 2013

Hubert Opperman (1904-1996), or ‘Oppy’ as he was known, was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why Opperman became a national hero and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.

Cycling in Australia series

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