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The Forgotten Half: The Experience of Indigenous Australian Women in Sport and Physical Activity

Project Member(s): Pearce, S., Maxwell, H., Stronach, M.

Start year: 2014

Summary: Why are Indigenous Australian women less likely to participate in sport and physical activity than Indigenous men or other Australian women? To date, there has been little attempt to understand or document the meaning, place and experiences of sport and physical activity for Indigenous women (unlike their male counterparts). The research explores the contribution that sport and physical activity can make to the health and wellbeing of these women. Policies and programs used to support and encourage Indigenous Australian women┬┐s participation in sport and physical activity will be evaluated in the light of their experiences, needs, wants and desires.


Maxwell, H, Stronach, M, Adair, D & Pearce, S 2017, 'Indigenous Australian women and sport: Findings and recommendations from a parliamentary inquiry', Sport in Society, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1500-1529.
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Keywords: Indigenous Women, Sport, Physical Activity, health, well-being

FOR Codes: Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services, Recreational Services