Lesley Synge - BOOKED OUT

Thursday 25 May 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
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This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued for this event and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. 

Join Queensland's Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane, the Honourable Jackie Trad as she launches Lesley Synge's biography of Wal Stubbings, Wharfie. 

Wal Stubbings was born in Tasmania in 1913. He settled in Brisbane in the war years and worked on the wharves. Militant workers like him were demonised and accused of wrecking the country. So what was it like to be a wharfie? Especially one who visited the USSR, was involved in street marches, was under constant surveillance by ASIO and yet survived to the ripe old age of 101? This is the story of one man’s journey through a tumultuous century.

“A great contribution to labour history.” Dr Greg Mallory, President of the Brisbane Labour History Association

“Just fantastic.” Bob Carnegie, Queensland Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia 

“A beautiful story of a loving man who emerges from a family of the great Aussie battlers with a compassionate heart and politics to match.” Robert Maxwell, Counselling Psychologist

Lesley Synge is the author of Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them.