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Wal Stubbings is an amazing Australian. He was born in 1913 and lived most of his life in Brisbane, earning a living as a waterside worker in the days when cargo was loaded and unloaded manually. Militant workers like him were demonized and accused of wrecking the country. So what was it like to be a wharfie? Especially one who visited the USSR, was involved in street marches, promoted a better deal for the poor and the vulnerable, and in retirement, became a world champion runner? This is the story of one man's journey through a tumultuous century, from his humble beginnings as one of five children to an axeman father in the forests of Tasmania to the ripe old age of 101. Wal's life was a big life, a quintessential Australian life. His grandmother was from Dublin. In 1853 she was sent to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) for stealing a cow. Wal always had a great determination to combat injustice - perhaps it arose from the hardship his ancestors endured. And isn't it simply astonishing that a man who died as recently as 2013 had a convict grandmother, one of Australia's earliest European settlers?
bound: 181 pages
publisher: Zing Stories; 1 edition (May 25, 2017)
filesize: 7639 KB