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Dome at dusk: Australia’s golden age of cycling

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State Library Victoria, Dome Galleries, Level 5

328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Visit the Changing face of Victoria exhibition to uncover the stories of the endurance cyclists at the centre of Australia’s 1930s cycling craze, including Malvern Star-sponsored Hubert Opperman, whose celebrity once rivalled that of cricketer Don Bradman and racehorse Phar Lap!.

Post-World War I Australians were gripped by the endurance cycling craze at a time when questions about colonialism, masculinity and modernity were emerging in the public consciousness.

Image: Fans awaiting the arrival of Hubert Opperman at the completion of his trans-continental ride, 1937, outside Malvern Star showroom, Campbell Street, Sydney

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328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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