The Redfern All Blacks: Chicka Madden

Uncle Chicka Madden tells the story of Redfern’s rugby league team. It was created by non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal men. When South Junior’s gave them black jumpers and shorts they got called The All Blacks. Over time Aboriginal people from all over Australia gravitated to the team, until in 1974 the All Blacks won the South Sydney League by then an all Aboriginal team and management.

Keywords: Identity; daily life; racism; moving; law; Redfern; football