ISBN-10: 1863959653

ISBN-13: 9781863959650

“I’m a Wathaurong guy. I’m an artist who attracts on lifestyles during this large pink and yellow and black country.”

Stan “Yarra” Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social employee, businessman.

From transforming into up in poverty in Swan Hill – and infrequently at the street, along with his itinerant father – Yarra had a tumultuous and infrequently tough youth. He learnt early how you can carry a pockets or , and grew right into a ratbag who regarded set to stick with in his father’s footsteps: fall into one too many skirmishes with the legislations; have one too many beverages, sliding down the trail to alcoholism.

Yet after years of habit, Stan gave up ingesting, chanced on portray and located his actual identify of Yarramunua. quickly he was once promoting his conventional work, and home made clapsticks, didgeridoos and boomerangs, at markets throughout Melbourne. He opened one of many first privately owned Aboriginal paintings galleries in Australia, and represented Indigenous artists from round the state, together with from the desolate tract regions.

Today, Yarra is an across the world popular artist and performer. yet he hasn’t forgotten his roots: he's dedicated to bettering the lives of Aboriginal teenagers in his domestic city, and has helped many younger Indigenous males locate their method out of dependancy and depression. this can be an inspiring tale of a impressive guy overcoming hassle, striving for a greater existence, and reclaiming his ancestry.

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