As anyone who's ever been caught up in schoolyard bullying knows, it's pretty difficult to go against the status quo without making yourself a really vulnerable target. Blacky remarks that the Point players act as if they are playing a completely different sport when they pass the ball between them.
When the white kids - Blacky and his friends - hear that a group of young Nungas are heading into town, they get all tense and antagonistic - a kind of inherited rivalry exists between them, something they've picked up on from their parents and other adults in the community, and imitate without really understanding just what they're perpetuating.
He's the second ruckman in the Port's under football team and almost never touches the ball, which is alright by him.
During the teams after-party however, the coach's son is given the honour of the Best On Ground award, which he believes should have been bestowed upon Dumby Red, the star player of the team.
Yet Blacky's voice remains largely upbeat and optimistic, in an adolescent way, and his observations of other people and his world overall are both insightful and humorous, epitomising that other stereotypical quality Australians are known for: the ability to avoid self-indulgence.
Yet appearance was deceptive and Blacky just starts to become aware of the racial prejudice of his town. Gary knows racism is around, but because of the lack of anyone wanting to change it, he finds it difficult to mend it. His opponent will be the unstoppable "Thumper".
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