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A Man Called Yarra by Stan Yarramunua

Title A Man Called Yarra
Author Stan Yarramunua
Publisher Black Inc.
Release 2018-05-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1743820518
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“I’m a Wathaurong man. I’m an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country.” Stan “Yarra” Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman. From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill – and sometimes on the road, with his itinerant father – Yarra had a tumultuous and often rough childhood. He learnt early how to lift a wallet or two, and grew into a ratbag who looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps: fall into one too many skirmishes with the law; have one too many drinks, sliding down the path to alcoholism. Yet after years of addiction, Stan gave up drinking, discovered painting and found his true name of Yarramunua. Soon he was selling his traditional paintings, and hand-crafted clapsticks, didgeridoos and boomerangs, at markets across Melbourne. He opened one of the first privately owned Aboriginal art galleries in Australia, and represented Indigenous artists from around the country, including from the desert regions. Today, Yarra is an internationally renowned artist and performer. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots: he is committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal kids in his home town, and has helped many young Indigenous men find their way out of addiction and despair. This is an inspiring story of a remarkable man overcoming hardship, striving for a better life, and reclaiming his ancestry.

Title Just a Man Called Phonse
Author Des Tobin
Publisher Killaghy Publishing
Release 2018-11-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 064836920X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The life of Phonse Tobin was anything but ordinary. Born in 1905, he followed on behind soldiers as they marched to the wharves to depart for WW1. He earned pocket money by trapping rats and collecting the South Melbourne Council's rat bounty, and almost 'haunted' the Collins Street movie and live theatres. After leaving school in 1919 he worked as a storeman, salesman, soldier and fireman. In 1934 Phonse and his brothers Leo, Tom and Kevin started what has become Australia's most successful family-owned funeral service company. A natural entertainer, Phonse possessed a fine singing voice and produced many amateur theatrical productions in the 1930s. He was a good all-round sportsman and a successful professional footrunner. He was a long-serving member of the North Melbourne Football Club committee and was the club’s president from 1955 to 1957. He was a life member of both the NMFC and the VFL (now AFL). Phonse married Vera Crough in 1935. They had four children and their direct descendants number 38. Phonse was one of those rare characters who could meet, communicate and be at ease with people of all classes and walks of life - from prize fighters to prime ministers, from 'mug' punters to wealthy publicans or bookmakers, from Knights of the Southern Cross to knights of the realm, from everyday parish priests to 'princes' of the church, and from grave diggers to governors. Like everyone else, he had his failings. But these failings – such as they were – were more than offset by his strength of character, generous spirit, creative flair, kindness to people in need, and his love for and undying support of his family.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives

Title Parliamentary Debates Hansard
Author Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives
Publisher
Release 1965
Category Australia
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The soul of the Primitive by Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

Title The soul of the Primitive
Author Lucien Lévy-Bruhl
Publisher New York, Praeger
Release 1966
Category Ethnopsychology
Total Pages 351
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Australasian Sketcher
Author
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Release 1875
Category Australia
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A History of the Royal Australian Naval College
Author Frank Burgess Eldridge
Publisher
Release 1949
Category Naval biography
Total Pages 457
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia by South Australia. Parliament

Title Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia
Author South Australia. Parliament
Publisher
Release 1894
Category South Australia
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Friday Mount First Settlement at Holbrook and the South western Slopes of New South Wales
Author Margaret Carnegie
Publisher Melbourne : Hawthorn Press
Release 1973
Category Holbrook (N.S.W. : Shire)
Total Pages 282
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chapter on Aborigines; European contact and conflict; tribal fights; fish traps; possum skins; childrens games.

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