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My Longest Round

The life story of Australian and Commonwealth champion boxer Wally Carr. A powerful biographical story about the journey of a young Wiradjuri boy, Wally Carr, escaping the dreaded Aboriginal Welfare Board – a journey from the heartbreak and crushing loneliness of childhood to the mean streets of Sydney's Redfern. From hunting goannas, Jimmy Sharman's boxing tents, rugby league, professional boxing and the first Aboriginal Tent Embassy, to present-day struggles and lifestyles, My Longest Round offers a vital snapshot of Aboriginal and Australian history.
$19.99

Praise for My Longest Round

"My Longest Round is the kind of book you skip telly for, put the kids to bed early for, put yourself to bed early for—just so you can have a quiet hour in Wally Carr’s company."

Madelaine Dickie
National Indigenous Times

Gaele Sobott

Gaele Sobott was born in Yallourn, Victoria in 1956. She spent a large part of her life in Botswana and lived for some time in France and England before moving back to Australia. She has published a range of work...

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Wally Carr

Born in 1954 in Wellington, New South Wales, Wally “Wait-a-While” Carr (deceased) was an Australian and Commonwealth champion boxer who held 12 titles in six divisions, from featherweight to heavyweight – he was one of the last of the fifteen-rounders....

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