John Curtin: A Good Sport Australians are known for their obsession with sport and John Curtin shared this national passion, both as a participant and as a spectator.

A powerful leader who likened his cabinet to a sporting team, John Curtin often compared the rigours of politics and wartime with the challenges of the sporting arena.

Well regarded as 'fairest and best' John Curtin was a good sport.

Captain of the country: leading the team
Bouncedown at Brunswick Football Club
Team effort: the Curtin family and Cottesloe
A great barracker: Curtin and footy
A fine innings: Curtin and cricket
Sporting summary: Curtin's words
High Stakes: sport and wartime austerity
Stumps: a tribute to a good sport
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