Alan Whiticker

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Alan James Whiticker (born 1958), also Alan J. Whiticker is an Australian non-fiction author and publisher, with over 40 published books on history, sport, biography, true crime and lifestyle.[1]

Whiticker writes primarily on matters pertaining to the history of the sports of rugby league and rugby union in Australia, he has also published works on subjects as diverse as classic film, the Wanda Beach Murders[2] and an adaptation of Homer's Iliad.[3] He is a former teacher and lecturer but now works as a freelance writer and commissioning editor for a publishing company.

Early life and education[edit]

Whiticker was born in Penrith, New South Wales. He attended St Dominic's College, Penrith and Nepean College of Advanced Education (now Western Sydney University), where he obtained a Diploma of Teaching in 1979 and a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 1985. He later obtained his master's degree in Education (Administration) in 1997. Before writing full-time, he worked as a primary school teacher and assistant principal at Catholic schools in Western Sydney for 30 years, and lectured at Western Sydney University in 2008.

Rugby league/rugby union works[edit]

Whiticker's rugby codes related works include:

  • The History of the Balmain Tigers, Sherborne Sutherland Publishing, 1988 ISBN 1-86275-000-9
  • The History of The North Sydney Bears (with Greg Anderson), Sherborne Sutherland Publishing, 1988 ISBN 1-86275-001-7
  • Grand Finals of the New South Wales Rugby League, Gary Allen, 1992 ISBN 1-875169-17-2
  • The Terry Lamb Story, Gary Allen, 1992 ISBN 1-875169-14-8
  • Rugby League Test Matches in Australia (with Ian Collis), Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1994 ISBN 0-7333-0329-3
  • From the Bush to Brookvale: The Cliff Lyons story, Gary Allen, 2000 ISBN 1-875169-80-6
  • Hooked on League: Royce Simmons, Gary Allen, 2001 ISBN 1-875169-87-3
  • Mat Rogers: Off The Wing On A Prayer (with Mat Rogers), ESM Sports, 2002 ISBN 0-9580981-0-7
  • The History of Rugby League Clubs (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2004 ISBN 978-1-74257-010-5
  • Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland Publishers, 2004 ISBN 1-74110-041-0
  • Super Rugby: A History of Super 12 and Super 14 Competitions, Gary Allen, 2006 ISBN 1-877082-61-9
  • 100 Years of Rugby League (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2007 ISBN 978-1-74110-463-9
  • The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players (with Glen Hudson, 6th Edition), Gary Allen, 2007 ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1
  • Rugby League: 100 Years in Pictures (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2008 ISBN 978-1-74110-596-4.
  • The Top 10 of Rugby League (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2010 ISBN 978-1-74257-042-6
  • Rugby League Through the Decades (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2011 ISBN 978-1-74257-136-2.
  • Glory Days: The Story of South Sydney's Golden Era, New Holland Publishers, 2011 ISBN 978-1-74257-138-6.
  • 101 Great Rugby League Players (with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2012 ISBN 978-1-74257-132-4.
  • Rugby League: Every Premiership Match(with Ian Collis), New Holland Publishers, 2013 ISBN 978-1-74257-437-0
  • Mud, Blood and Beer: Rugby League in the 1970s, New Holland Publishers, 2016 ISBN 978-1-74257-515-5.

Other works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Whiticker". newholland.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  2. ^ Donovan, Samantha (30 August 2007). "Child killer questioned over Wanda Beach murders". abc.net.au. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  3. ^ Whiticker, Alan J. (2004). The battle of Troy : an adaptation of Homer's Iliad. Sydney: New Holland. ISBN 1-74110-133-6. Retrieved 26 January 2010.