The birth of the Australian nation and the development of football (1901-25) are parallel themes that seem to have affected each other. This book is as good as an encyclopedia providing details of the historical context, the matches, teams, players, their skills and scores, the events surrounding the football matches, and everything one could think of in relation to the game. Perhaps experts may wish to study the impact of the sociopolitical scenario on football. It may be difficult for young readers from other countries to appreciate the historical players in Australia; however, those who themselves play football are most likely to be interested in this book and grasp the full significance of its details. I enjoyed reading it!