Uncle Harry had poliomyelitis that left him unable to walk without crutches. After quitting drink, he moved to a small West Australian town, where he became the cook and helper for a family with two children, Dorothy and Geoffrey, the latter being the author.
With Uncle Harry's encouragement, Geoffrey won third place for his singing at his first and last concert.
Writing Disability in Australia
|Type of disability||
Poliomyelitis leading to inability to walk.
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||First person (not the disabled character).|