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The Resource A man called Yarra, Stan Yarramunua with Robert Hillman

A man called Yarra, Stan Yarramunua with Robert Hillman

Label
A man called Yarra
Title
A man called Yarra
Statement of responsibility
Stan Yarramunua with Robert Hillman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.89915092
Illustrations
illustrations
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A man called Yarra, Stan Yarramunua with Robert Hillman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061969381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743820513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028521100
Label
A man called Yarra, Stan Yarramunua with Robert Hillman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061969381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743820513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028521100

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