DANIEL Ricciardo dares to dream this year’s F1 world title is still within reach. And with stunning manoeuvres like this, who could argue with him?

JAMES Magnussen reclaimed his crown as sprint king by turning the 100m freestyle into a man-on-man duel with rival Cameron McEvoy.

MARATHON great Steve Moneghetti has lauded Michael Shelley for staring down the might of the Africans to win Commonwealth gold.

STEPHANIE Morton’s time has arrived but her win over roommate Anna Meares in the women’s sprint in Glasgow had been brewing for months.

JESS Trengove was inspired to her bronze medal in the marathon by the news Aussie teammate Michael Shelley had won the men’s race in Glasgow.


Research Enquiries

The Library is currently staffed by a Librarian, David Studham, and a team that consists of three professionally accredited staff, an administrative and research assistant, and 15 Library volunteers each with a specialist sporting interest.

The MCC Library provides a collection of library materials for a range of users. Clients include MCC members, staff, academics, journalists, historians, students, tour groups and members of the MCG community.

As a reference library it does not loan its holdings. However, it is open to the public for research by appointment.

The strengths of the collection are in cricket, Australian Rules football, Olympic Games, tennis, golf, and 19th and early 20th century Melbourne newspapers – specifically the Australasian, Melbourne Punch and Melbourne Leader. There are substantial holdings in a number of other sports ranging from archery and athletics through to wrestling and yachting.

The cricket collection consists mainly of biographies, histories of clubs and competitions, and statistical material. There is a large collection of rare books, some dating from the 1600s, some in mint condition, others watermarked and annotated by previous owners.

Image resources

News Photos (Herald and Weekly Times)
Toll free: 1300 301 705

Getty Images Australia
Free service line: 1800 500 141
Email: info.asiapac@gettyimages.com

Sport the Library
Ph: 03 9646 9050
Email: library@sportlibrary.com.au

National Film and Sound Archive
Ph: 03 8646 4300
Email: melbourne.nfsa@afc.gov.au

State Library of Victoria
Ph: 03 8664 7000
Email: pics@slv.vic.gov.au

National Library of Australia
Ph: 02 6262 1111

The National Archives of Australia

Public Record Office Victoria
Tel: (03) 9348 5600
Email: ask.prov@dvc.vic.gov.au

Research services and information

Professional Historians Association (Vic) Inc.
Phone: (all hours): 03 9348 9188
Email: mail@phavic.org.au

Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Consultants and suppliers register
Phone: 02 3215 0820
Email: information@mgsq.come.au

National Sport Information Centre
Phone: +61 2 6214 1369
Fax: +61 2 6214 1681

Australian Society for Sports History
Email (Secretary): ian.warren@vu.edu.au

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Phone: 03 9326 9288
Email: office@historyvictoria.org.au

Cricket statistics

Cricket archive
Email: feedback@cricketarchive.com


Commonwealth Games

Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Email: acga@ausport.gov.au

Olympic Games

Official website of the Olympic Movement