A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley

A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley

by Susan Boden, Nicholas Brown
     
 

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Engaging and informative, this is the biography of a unique man whose determination and sense of justice has left a lasting legacy for many Australians: Rick Farley. From his boyhood in Queensland to his tragic death in 2006, this account demonstrates how Farley became the head of the Cattlemen’s Union and National Farmers’ Federation, a key figure

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Engaging and informative, this is the biography of a unique man whose determination and sense of justice has left a lasting legacy for many Australians: Rick Farley. From his boyhood in Queensland to his tragic death in 2006, this account demonstrates how Farley became the head of the Cattlemen’s Union and National Farmers’ Federation, a key figure in the Landcare movement, and a public campaigner for indigenous rights and reconciliation, and how he acquired an insider’s view of many key political and social changes in Australia throughout his 30 years in the public eye. Readers interested in environmental, regional, an indigenous issues in Australia will find Farley’s determination, skill, and passion inspiring.

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“From the perspective of our current ugly politics, Rick Farley sometimes seems like a character from another century instead of another decade. His biography shows a person who could seamlessly cross the boundaries of different groups and interests and find a connection with people who trusted him and respected his pragmatic and sensible approach to finding solutions where others only found conflict.”  —Laura Tingle, political editor, Australian Financial Review

“Rick Farley’s deep compassion was shaped by our harsh history, and his vision, so informed, was a better future. Australians will long remember his role in resolving the great environmental and social issues of his day.”  —Tim Flannery, Australian environmentalist and global warming activist

“Our mate [Rick Farley] was a champion who carried the vision of reconciliation and justice for Indigenous people in his heart and in his hands.”  —Patrick Dodson, former chairman, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation

“Rick Farley, a consummate professional, was the broadest thinking representative of any agripolitical organization in Australia. This fascinating book is a worthy tribute to him and the ongoing importance of agricultural politics to Australia’s future.”  —John Kerin, Australian economist and former Australian Labor Party politician

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921410857
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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