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Larry Corowa
, 2006

by Sahlan Hayes

gelatin silver photograph

Larry Corowa (b. 1957) is remembered as one of the fastest and most exciting wingers in rugby league history. In his debut season with Sydney's Balmain Tigers in 1978 Corowa scored a remarkable 24 tries - an effort that saw him selected for the 1978 Kangaroos squad that toured Britain and France and with whom he played two test matches. In 1980 he was awarded an MBE for services to rugby league. He retired in 1983 but made a brief comeback with the Gold Coast in 1991. Recently picked on the wing in Balmain's "Team of the Century", he now works as an Aboriginal development officer with the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2006
Accession number: 2006.87.3