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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.

A Bend in the Yarra by Ian D. Clark

Title A Bend in the Yarra
Author Ian D. Clark
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
Release 2004
Category History
Total Pages 90
ISBN 0855754699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters and associated Aboriginal burials. The confluence of Merri Creek and the Yarra River was a significant place to the geography of local Aboriginal people in the contact era, and was the focus of government and church policies toward Aboriginal people of the entire Port Phillip District of New South Wales. The site was a place for meetings, ceremonies, judicial proceedings, councils and debates for a range of Aboriginal clans, but was also a preferred place of residence. The location of this little settlement gave Aboriginal people from near and far access to the colonial economy and European cultures, at a time when pre-contact life

The Yarra Yowie by Geoff Barlow

Title The Yarra Yowie
Author Geoff Barlow
Publisher Strictly Literary
Release 2009
Category Suspense fiction, Australian
Total Pages 115
ISBN 187608409X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the dark forests of 19th century Australia, something big and awful is lurking ... and super sleuths Burke and Wills are on its trail. If you loved Geoff Barlow's latest adventure "Moonlight Express" you'll really appreciate this original yarn.

Title BUCKLEY BATMAN MYNDIE Echoes of the Victorian culture clash frontier
Author
Publisher BookPOD
Release 2021-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 594
ISBN 0992290430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first white intruders in the area north of the Great Divide to the Murray River drained by the Goulburn, Loddon and Wimmera rivers were cattle and sheep ‘overlanders’ from the Sydney-side searching for green pastures in drought-affected NSW and a route to South Australia. Echo 76: THE NORTHERN CONQUEST – Drover’s accounts of overlanding sets the scene for the later Echo 83: REVIEWING THE FAITHFULL MASSACRE, WANGARATTA AND SCOURING THE OVENS. With a military escort, the wife of the Governor of VD Land Lady Jane Franklin wrote travel diaries and letters of her visit to Melbourne and ‘tour’ of Australia Felix in 1839. Sounding 5 introduces the journals of Protector Dredge camping with the Goulburn clans and is followed by Echo 79: THE HUTTON & MUNRO AFFAIRS, being the invasion of Djadja Wurrung country as revealed in Chief Protector Robinson’s journal for January 1840. This leads into Parker’s Mount Franklin Protectorate Station combined with shire history snippets of Maryborough, Avoca and Boort before a section on the Djadja Wurrung who survived colonization. Another group of shire histories cover Kyabram, Shepparton, Murchison, Benalla, Tallangatta, Benambra and Bendigo areas before Ian D Clark’s depiction of the box-ironbark forests and pre-1840s Aboriginal land tenure in north-central Victoria. Included here is an ecological section on ‘fire-stick farming’ replaced by agri-business. The fate of the Goulburn tribe, the Taungurong clans, and pioneer Carter’s early days on the Wimmera lead to echo 87: ORIENTING THE WERGAIA WIMMERA-MALLEE CLANS and then to EBENEZER – archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission Station. Sounding 5 closes with an echo on the bush-life experiences of battler William Kyle and for contrast reveals the dispossession role played by wealthy land speculators in echo 90: BEN BOYD – Royal Yacht Squadron Slaver.

Migrant Nation by Paul Longley Arthur

Title Migrant Nation
Author Paul Longley Arthur
Publisher Anthem Press
Release 2017-12-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1783087218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Focusing on particular historical blind spots by telling stories of individuals and groups that did not fit the favoured identity mould, the essays in 'Migrant Nation' work within the gap between Australian image and experience and offer fresh insights into the ‘other’ side of identity construction. The volume casts light on the hidden face of Australian identity and remembers the experiences of a wide variety of people who have generally been excluded, neglected or simply forgotten in the long-running quest to tell a unified story of Australian culture and identity. Drawing upon memories, letters, interviews and documentary fragments, as well as rich archives, the authors have in common a commitment to give life to neglected histories and thus to include, in an expanding and open-ended national narrative, people who were cast as strangers in the place that was their home.

Yarra by Kristin Otto

Title Yarra
Author Kristin Otto
Publisher Text Publishing
Release 2011-10-17
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1921776854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Erudite, affectionate and witty, with more meanders and diversions than the river itself, Yarra is a fascinating read and a fitting tribute to the 'noble stream'. From the creation stories of Kulin owners and geologist blow-ins to the twenty-first-century waterside building boom, Otto traces the course of Melbourne's murky river.

Title The Australasian Sketcher
Author
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Release 1873
Category Australia
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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