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The Resource The mouth that roared : a memoir, Les Twentyman with Robert Hillman

The mouth that roared : a memoir, Les Twentyman with Robert Hillman

Label
The mouth that roared : a memoir
Title
The mouth that roared
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Les Twentyman with Robert Hillman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring story of an ordinary bloke who has made an extraordinary difference to the lives of the most disenfranchised, the abandoned and the forgotten. Raised in a working-class family in the western suburbs of Melbourne where you were taught to have a care for those who were struggling, that obligation has stayed with Les Twentyman all his life. For decades, Les has toiled to find accommodation for the homeless and drug-addicted, a decent feed for the famished, and a more fulfilling life for the alienated of our society. A youth worker for Sunshine Council, then Brimbank Council and later, Father Bob Maguire's open family, Les became a legend; the friend of battlers but also of those who've made fortunes and wish to give something back to the community. In the last 26 years, the organisation he co-founded, 'The Twentieth Man' (now 'The Les Twentyman Fund') has helped 17,000 former youth at risk through school, and 500 through university. The Mouth that Roared tells the Les Twentyman story from the beginning, replete with tales of tragedy and triumph from a man who home-grown hero, he received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994, was a finalist for Australian of the year in 2004, and was awarded Victorian of the Year in 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640211
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twentyman, Les
Dewey number
361.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hillman, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twentyman, Les
  • Youth workers
  • Social service
  • Youth
  • Poor
  • Youth
  • Social workers
  • Social service
  • Social workers
  • Social service
Label
The mouth that roared : a memoir, Les Twentyman with Robert Hillman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060392411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987381361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974781818
Label
The mouth that roared : a memoir, Les Twentyman with Robert Hillman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060392411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987381361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974781818

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