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Gambling in Australia: Thrills, Spills and Social ills

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Published in conjunction with the Gambling in Australia exhibition, this publication presents the subject of gambling through the Museum’s collection and in an historical context. It conveys the colour, characters and appeal of gambling and related social activities but also that the gambling odds against us and the spills and ills that often result. It looks at bookmakers, the tote, the pokies, clubs, casinos, lotteries, the odds, and the social ills of gambling.

Of interest to anyone interested in Australian social history and popular culture; secondary school teachers of Maths, History, Studies in Society and other curriculum streams; counsellors and others in the gambling harm minimisation industry.

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 x 1.0 cm
SKU: MAAS-PUB-0063 Category:
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Author

Charles Pickett

ISBN

186317 103 7

Date Of Publication

2004

Distributor

New South Books

Publisher

Powerhouse Publishing

Book Format

paperback

Number Of Pages

24

Illustrations

36 illustrations in full colour

Dimensions

297 x 210mm