This goal of this resource guide is to provide information about the early years of Australian Rules Football from 1858 to 1914. The National Wool Museum has expressed a desire to expand its focus to include a history of broader social and cultural traditions for Australians. The National Museum wanted include historical information about indigenous people migrants women. The users of the National Wool Museum vary widely from school children to amateur historians and heritage groups. It was suggested because of Geelong strong connection to Australian rules football having a closer look at how foot ball effected these marginal groups would be beneficial.