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Larry Corowa, 2006

Sahlan Hayes

gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

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
Purchased 2006
© Sahlan Hayes

Accession number: 2006.87.3

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Sahlan Hayes (age 39 in 2006)

Larry Corowa (age 49 in 2006)

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Sports and recreation

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.