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Publisher: Claire Gibson
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 0994541600
ISBN13: 9780994541604
Physical Form: Book
Size: Medium
This is the life story of Besley Murray, an Aboriginal man brought up on an Aboriginal Reserve at Balranald, who became the Overseer of the largest freehold property in the southern hemisphere, Yanga Station. HIs story follows his years as a young boy growing up, and his time as a boxer, a jockey, a buckjump rider with the famous Thorpe McConville Wild Australia Show, a Respected Elder of the Mildura Koori Court, an Australia Day Ambassador and an Australia Day Council Living Legend. He shares his philosophy on life and living. He also talks about his parents and grandparents, his brothers, his wife and children, and the good people who have been there on the journey. The book is written in his voice and is illustrated with many photographs that capture the rich memories from his extraordinary life. Besley 'Bes' Murray has been described as the link and common thread between the past, present and the future of European and Indigenous heritage. One man. The best of two worlds. If you read one book this year, choose this one.