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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 'He Was the Story' : A Polyphonic Portrait of a Mercurial Activist
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'In Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria (2006), Girlie claims, ‘If you ever want to find out about anything in your vicinity, you have to talk to the mad people.’ There are a lot of mad people in Wright’s biography of Aboriginal activist, thinker, and provocateur ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth. He is probably the maddest of all, in the Kerouacian sense of ‘mad to live, mad to talk’, but, according to his mate Doug Turner, his ‘madness gave him sanity’'. (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 398 January–February 2018 12801891 2018 periodical issue 2018 pg. 8-9
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  • Tracker Alexis Wright , 2017 single work biography
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