Secondhand. Good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Some small indentations to tail front cover near spine. Interior and binding are also very good.
Bill Dempsey is a humble achiever. He is known primarily as a champion footballer with West Perth and the Darwin Buffaloes. A premiership captain who played over 400 games in 20 seasons in Perth and the Northern Territory and a member of the AFL's Indigenous Team of the Century, his record and achievements compare with the very best. He is revered as a true legend at West Perth.
Bill has led a remarkable life. Born in the shadow of Japanese bombing raids in 1942. Forcibly removed from his mother after the death of his father and baby sister, he was a stolen child who never lost contact with his family and found a second family amongst his fellow inmates at the Retta Dixon Home.
Brought to Perth at seventeen as a 'spare wheel' to his mate Jim Anderson, he became a football champion and a trailblazer as an Aboriginal entrepreneur throughout the 80s.
In The Boy from Birdum, Bill tells his story frankly, courageously, and with the charismatic flair of a natural-born yarn spinner. (back cover)