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The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia
Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Curatorial research fellowship series, 21 March 2013
Hubert Opperman (1904-1996), or ‘Oppy’ as he was known, was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why Opperman became a national hero and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.
Curatorial research fellowship series
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- The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in AustraliaDaniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia