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Wisdom man

Some lives, like that of Banjo Clarke, are so special they touch countless others without trying. A descendant of Truganini, Banjo was born in in the early 1920s in the Framlingham Forest near Warrnambool, Victoria, a member of the Kirrae Whurrong tribe. By the time he passed away he was known and loved by thousands for his wisdom and kindness. He carried a swag during the Depressions, fought with Jimmy Sharman's famous boxing troupe, built roads for the army in World War II, and had 67 great-grandchildren. Despite the great hardships he faced, Banjo was renowned for espousing to his land, his ancient culture and its spiritual beliefs. [back cover]
Print Book, English, 2005, ©2003
Penguin Books, Camberwell, Vic., 2005, ©2003
xvi, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
9780143003458, 0143003453