Cycling in Australia series 21 Mar 2013
The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia
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.
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Presenters: Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner