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The Resource The boy from baradine, Craig Emerson (Author)

The boy from baradine, Craig Emerson (Author)

Label
The boy from baradine
Title
The boy from baradine
Statement of responsibility
Craig Emerson (Author)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bush of Baradine to the corridors of Canberra, this is Craig Emerson's story of triumph and courage over adversity. In the mid-1960s, in the small town of Baradine in north-western New South Wales, the Emerson family was in continual crisis. The mother suffered from deep depression, and the father was exhausted by their constant fights. The two sons - Craig and Lance - were traumatised by their mother's mental struggles and inexplicable outbursts of violence against them. Yet both parents worked hard for meagre wages to give Craig a good education, and he vindicated their sacrifice. After gaining a PhD in economics, he was invited to join Bob Hawke's staff to help design and implement the Labor government's economic and environmental programme. Craig became like a son to the prime minister; he and Bob worked hard, but also relished time out for betting, joking, and singing. During Craig's own roller-coaster journey as a politician, factional powerbrokers exiled him to the backbench, but his perseverance and abilities earned him the honour of becoming Australia's minister for trade and higher education. The Boy from Baradine is an unusual ex-politician's memoir. It is a deeply human tale of trauma and triumph, of fear and fun, of character overcoming adversity. It will also inspire young people that it is possible to succeed from the most unlikely of personal circumstances
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680766
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emerson, Craig
Dewey number
330.092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Craig
  • Economists
  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy from baradine, Craig Emerson (Author)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061025381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925322590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1007824244
Label
The boy from baradine, Craig Emerson (Author)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061025381
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925322590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1007824244

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