2010, English, Book, Illustrated edition: My longest round : the life story of Wally Carr / Gaele Sobott. Sobott-Mogwe, Gaele, 1956-, (author.)

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My longest round : the life story of Wally Carr / Gaele Sobott
 
Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/50932693
Physical Description
  • xii, 266 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 21 cm.
Published
  • [Sunnybank South, Queensland] : BookPal, [2010].
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • My longest round : the life story of Wally Carr /​ Gaele Sobott.
Also Titled
  • Life story of Wally Carr : my longest round
Author
  • Sobott-Mogwe, Gaele, 1956-, (author.)
Other Authors
  • Carr, Wallace William Edward, 1954-, (interviewee.)
Published
  • [Sunnybank South, Queensland] : BookPal, [2010].
Copyright
  • ©2010.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xii, 266 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Target Audience
  • Adult
Summary
  • "This is the story of Wally ́˜Wait-a-Whilé™ Carr - Australian and Commonwealth champion boxer who held twelve titles in 6 divisions. From featherweight to heavyweight, one of the last of the fifteen-rounders, he fought an astonishing 101 professional bouts in his fifteen-year boxing career. Growing up in 1950s and ́˜60s rural New South Wales, it wasń™t until he moved to Sydney at the age of sixteen that he began to understand what racism was all about. My Longest Round is an Aboriginal mań™s perspective on inner-city life; the two-up games, the gangsters, and the way working-class neighbourhoods looked out for each other. From hunting goannas, Jimmy Sharmań™s boxing tents, rugby league, professional boxing and the first Aboriginal Tent Embassy, to present-day struggles and lifestyles, Wallý™s story offers a vital snapshot of Aboriginal and Australian history. Retiring from boxing in 1986, Wally faced a sudden void. The triumphs and glory, the thrill of the roaring crowds, the women and high life were replaced by loneliness and despair. He sank to the lowest point of his life, drunk, homeless and experiencing brain damage. Wallý™s inspiring story is also about his courage in overcoming addiction, of a great love for his children, pride in his Aboriginality and an incredible determination to survive and live with dignity." - http:/​/​www.mylongestround.com/​My-Longest-Round.html.
Contents
  • How this book came to be written
  • One: Where I come from
  • Two: From pillar to post
  • Three: School days
  • Four: Odd jobs
  • Five: The big smoke
  • Six: Getting into the game
  • Seven: Knocking about
  • Eight: The big time
  • Nine: Title fighter
  • Ten: Up and down
  • Eleven: The high life
  • Twelve: On the skids
  • Epilogue: The gloves are off.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781921791215 (pbk.)
Dewey Number
  • 796.83092
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Macquarie Regional Library. Macquarie Regional Library. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English
Parramatta City Council. City of Parramatta Libraries. Open to the public (Sirsi) 263493; held Book; Illustrated English
Richmond-Tweed Regional Library. Library Headquarters. Open to the public 796.83092 CARR Book; Illustrated English
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2019-04-30 11:26:46.0

11 August 1954 – 13 April 2019