29 APRIL 2008
The National Museum of Australia is making the stories from the exhibition The National Museum of Australia is making the stories from the exhibition League of Legends: 100 years of Rugby League in Australia available for free mp3 download and broadcast.
The Curator of the League of Legends exhibition, Guy Hansen, explains the history of Rugby League in Australia through objects from the exhibition. They include Frank Hyde's sideline card table, the ball from the 'best game ever' – the 1989 Balmain-Canberra grand final and the 'Little Master' Clive Churchill's shoulder pads.
Ten stories can be downloaded from the media section of the National Museum of Australia's website: www.nma.gov.au/media
The exhibition, League of Legends: 100 years of Rugby League in Australia, shows that the story of rugby league is also a story of broadcasting in Australia, especially in the bush. The National Museum has made available the free content for radio stations broadcasting to audiences in rural and regional parts of Australia who love their rugby league.
League of Legends: 100 years of Rugby League in Australia, is on display at the National Museum of Australia until Sunday May 11. The exhibition will then travel to the Queensland Museum, Brisbane; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville and the National Museum of Sport, Melbourne.
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