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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
Author
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. 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. 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
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Harold John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunt, Harold John
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Government consultants
  • Leadership, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
Along my way, Harold Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225858873
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925231298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
Label
Along my way, Harold Hunt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225858873
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925231298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table

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