Bounce Down explores the 100-year history of women’s Australian Rules football in Western Australia and beyond.

Beginning in Perth 1915 the women’s game started as a wartime fundraiser. By 1955, women’s games had been played in more than 100 locations around the country.

In partnership with the State library of Western Australia, see the social and cultural history of the past century brought to life through the eyes of the players and the lenses of the media. Pioneer teams played in silk dresses and hats, with the transition to more suitable playing gear mirroring societal changes that allowed women more freedom generally.

This exhibition features a mix of photographs from the State Library Collections and the Western Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL), revealing this little known part of the social, cultural, and sporting history of the nation. Exhibiting throughout August on the big screen.

(Image Credit: 1917, Foy & Gibson Team)

 

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James Street Amphitheatre, James Street, Northbridge

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