Jim Main (12 March 1943 – 8 August 2022[1][2][3]) was an Australian sports journalist and writer. He is known especially for his coverage of Australian rules football, especially his book More Than a Century of AFL Grand Finals (2001–2005), some editions of which he co-authored with Rohan Connolly.

He studied law at the University of Melbourne and later graduated from La Trobe University with a bachelor of arts degree. Main worked at the Melbourne Herald and later on London's Daily Express. He was later sports editor of The Australian for more than 10 years.

He covered several Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games and won a Walkley Award for his coverage of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Main was inducted into the Melbourne Cricket Ground Media Hall of Fame in 2003.

He has published more than 60 books and has co-written books with David Allen, Eddie McGuire and Jim Stynes.[4] [5] He was also a notable supporter and historian of the Sydney Swans.[6]

References edit

  • More Than a Century of AFL Grand Finals, 2001 (and revised editions) ISBN 9781877029950
  • Hanged - Execution in Australia, 2007, BAS Publishing, Seaford Vic, ISBN 9781920910839
  • The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers with Russell Holmesby (1st:1998, 9th:2011-1000 pages) BAS Publishing, ISBN 1-920910-78-6
  • Aussie Rules For Dummies (2008) For Dummies, ISBN 0-7314-0595-1.
  • Harris, George with Main, Jim (2006), George - by George. Changi, the Blues and Beyond, Bas Publishing, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN 1-920910-67-0 (hbk.)
  • Main, Jim (2007). Our Game. Penguin Group. ISBN 978-0-670-07143-2.

References edit

  1. ^ Main, Jim (2005). Only the dead will ever know peace. Melbourne: Bas Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-47-1.
  2. ^ "Vale Jim Main". sydneyswans.com.au. 9 August 2022. Archived from the original on 20 March 2023. Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Death notice".
  4. ^ Main, p. 1.
  5. ^ "Main, Jim (1943-)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Vale Jim Main". sydneyswans.com.au. Retrieved 10 August 2022.