Broadening readings of sport monuments: The Arthur Baynes memorial obelisk

Osmond, Gary and Parker, Claire (2013) Broadening readings of sport monuments: The Arthur Baynes memorial obelisk. International Journal of the History of Sport, 30 12: 1374-1393. doi:10.1080/09523367.2013.789868


Author Osmond, Gary
Parker, Claire
Title Broadening readings of sport monuments: The Arthur Baynes memorial obelisk
Journal name International Journal of the History of Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0952-3367
1743-9035
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09523367.2013.789868
Open Access Status
Volume 30
Issue 12
Start page 1374
End page 1393
Total pages 20
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Monuments to past and present sports performers are increasingly commonplace. Despite the potential for analyses of sports monuments to provide new and valuable insights into past and present sociocultural practices, studies of monuments and other forms of material culture have, until recently, received limited attention in sports historiography. In addition, new scholarship has tended to focus on sporting statues over other, non-figurative, monumental genres. This article will attempt to redress this relative neglect and contribute to a broadening discourse of sport, memory and materiality by analysing one particular sporting monument, a memorial obelisk erected in 1933 on the banks of the Brisbane River in Queensland, Australia to prominent 1920s sculler Arthur Alexander Baynes (1899-1932). The article examines Baynes' sporting career, considers his memorial within the context of obelisks and other commemorative monumental forms, and reads the memorial in its various discursive international, national, regional and local contexts. By providing a detailed analysis of this one local sporting monument, the intention of this article is to add to the expanding literature on sporting material culture and, in particular, broaden our readings of sport monuments
Keyword Arthur Baynes
Material culture
Monuments
Obelisks
Sculling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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