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The Resource Jack Charles : born-again blakfella, with Namila Benson

Jack Charles : born-again blakfella, with Namila Benson

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Jack Charles : born-again blakfella
Title
Jack Charles
Title remainder
born-again blakfella
Statement of responsibility
with Namila Benson
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity. Even today he feels like an outsider; a loner; a fringe dweller. In this honest and no-holds-barred memoir, Uncle Jack reveals the 'ups and downs of this crazy, drugged up, locked up, fucked up, and at times unbelievable, life'. From his sideline as a cat burglar, battles with drug addiction and stints in prison, to gracing the nation's stages and screens as he dazzled audiences with his big personality and acting prowess, he takes us through the most formative moments of his life. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles A Born-again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia's finest and most beloved actors
Summary
Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity. Even today he feels like an outsider; a loner; a fringe dweller. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles- A Born-again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia's finest and most beloved actors.
Storyline
Biography type
autobiography
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10784861
Cataloging source
ANL
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1943-
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Charles, Jack
Dewey number
791.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Benson, Namila
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True
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  • Charles, Jack
  • Aboriginal Australian actors
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
Target audience
adult
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born-again blakfella
Label
Jack Charles : born-again blakfella, with Namila Benson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065285066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143792222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143792222
  • (Sirsi) i9780143792222
  • (OCoLC)1101028758
Label
Jack Charles : born-again blakfella, with Namila Benson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065285066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143792222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143792222
  • (Sirsi) i9780143792222
  • (OCoLC)1101028758

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