Author Talk: Uncle Jack Charles - Born-again Blakfella

06:30PM 11/09/2019 - 07:30PM 11/09/2019

Author Talk: Uncle Jack Charles - Born-again Blakfella Event image


Aboriginal Elder Uncle Jack Charles will be discussing his candid and uplifting memoir, Born-again Blakfella.

Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity.

In this honest and no-holds-barred memoir, Uncle Jack reveals the ‘ups and downs of this crazy, drugged up, locked up, and at times unbelievable, life’. From his sideline as a cat burglar, battles with drug addiction and stints in prison, to gracing the nation’s stages and screens as he dazzled audiences with his big personality and acting prowess, he takes us through the most formative moments of his life.

Books will be available to purchase on the night courtesy of Mary Martin Bookshop.

Image credit: James Henry.


St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle Street
St Kilda
Vic 3182

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