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The Resource Along my way, Harold Hunt

Along my way, Harold Hunt

Label
Along my way
Title
Along my way
Statement of responsibility
Harold Hunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harold Hunt was born in 'The Bush', that is the Corner Country, in far western New South Wales. Horse and buggy were still the main mode of transport and, as a child during the Great Depression, he was fascinated by the mystery of the many swagmen who trod the dirt tracks. His parents separated when he was young, and his half-caste Aboriginal mother raised eight children on her own. Somehow she kept the family together during a time of government dislocation of Aboriginal people 'for their own protection'. He left school at the age of 14, working as a stockman with dreams of becoming a boss drover. But the lure of earning a steady income and the itinerant lifestyle of a shearer beckoned and was to be his occupation for the next 20 years. By age 34, he was the father of four and a raging alcoholic, violent and causing suffering to those he loved. Then a chance meeting with some mates set him on the path to recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, along with a move to Sydney. Always looking for new opportunities and challenges, he chanced upon a training course as a counsellor to alcoholics and other drug addicts. So began a career in the public service, with his determination to help others who were experiencing the hell he himself had survived. At 87, Harold was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in recognition of his services to the community. This is an autobiography of an extraordinary life, during a period of dramatic social change in Australia."--Website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.89915092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Along my way, Harold Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Harold Hunt family tree : page viii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057584991
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781925231298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951535959
Label
Along my way, Harold Hunt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Harold Hunt family tree : page viii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057584991
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781925231298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951535959

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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