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'Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he’s most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.

'Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government’s White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity. Even today he feels like an outsider; a loner; a fringe dweller. 

'In this honest and no-holds-barred memoir, Uncle Jack reveals the ‘ups and downs of this crazy, drugged up, locked up, fucked up, and at times unbelievable, life’. From his sideline as a cat burglar, battles with drug addiction and stints in prison, to gracing the nation’s stages and screens as he dazzled audiences with his big personality and acting prowess, he takes us through the most formative moments of his life.

'By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia’s finest and most beloved actors. (Publication summary)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2019 .
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      • Published: 20 August 2019

         

      ISBN: 9780143792222

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Pinch on the Soul Ashleigh Wilson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 October 2019; (p. 18)

— Review of Gulpilil Derek Rielly , 2019 single work biography interview ; Jack Charles : Born-Again Blakfella Jack Charles , Namila Benson , 2019 single work autobiography

Ashleigh Wilson reflects 'on the lives and careers of David Gulpilil and Jack Charles, two widely admired and indigenous artists with boundless talent and charisma. Both actors, each man is the subject of two expansive new books of nonfiction. And while they come from different worlds, each has spent years struggling, in their own way, with problems of identity.' (Introduction)

Uncle Jack Shares His Story of Becoming a Born Again Blackfella 2019 single work
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 706 2019; (p. 38)
'This year's Byron Writers Festival, held on Arakwal country at Byron Bay on the NSW north mast. has a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and artists on the program. '(Introduction)
Pinch on the Soul Ashleigh Wilson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 October 2019; (p. 18)

— Review of Gulpilil Derek Rielly , 2019 single work biography interview ; Jack Charles : Born-Again Blakfella Jack Charles , Namila Benson , 2019 single work autobiography

Ashleigh Wilson reflects 'on the lives and careers of David Gulpilil and Jack Charles, two widely admired and indigenous artists with boundless talent and charisma. Both actors, each man is the subject of two expansive new books of nonfiction. And while they come from different worlds, each has spent years struggling, in their own way, with problems of identity.' (Introduction)

Uncle Jack Shares His Story of Becoming a Born Again Blackfella 2019 single work
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 706 2019; (p. 38)
'This year's Byron Writers Festival, held on Arakwal country at Byron Bay on the NSW north mast. has a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and artists on the program. '(Introduction)
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