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Tent Boxing: An Australian Journey

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When Wayne McLennan was growing up in a sleepy Australian mining town in the 1950s, the most exciting event of the year was the arrival of Jimmy Sharman's boxing tent. Boxers would stand on a raised platform and challenge the local men and boys to fight. Aside from providing entertainment, these events challenged preconceptions about Aboriginals, who made up the bulk of Sh ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Granta UK (first published October 1st 2007)
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Jim
Nov 12, 2008 Jim rated it 4 of 5 stars
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From the first page I had to read this. A story about a Novocastrian boy & an ex boxer to boot, who traveled all over the world. But he wanted to come back to the Australia of his past, "you know all those things that never can be the same."

So he joined a boxing troupe that traveled from central N.S.W. to F N Q that's Far North Queensland.

With a group of misfits, murri's & Maori's. But basically people that don't fit in the system and lots of booze, yanni that's marijuana. All the fun, f
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