The Liam Jurrah Story

The Liam Jurrah Story

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"Thousands of people come to watch particular players because there is something about them that they can connect with and that excites, and Liam is doing just thataBut he's also showing that he's a great man, a special person." Jimmy Stynes, President of the Melbourne Football Club. Known as the 'Warlpiri Warrior,' the 'Jurrahcane' and 'Cougar,' Liam Jurrah is a rising star of the AFL, known for his startling displays of skill, artistry and the 'deadly' impact of his football ability. But despite Liam's prodigious talent, he is a relative newcomer to the AFL. This book tells the incredible journey travelled by Liam, a fully initiated Warlpiri man, from the remote Aboriginal desert community of Yuendumu to the MCG, as the first of his kind to play football at an elite level. Written by the man whose family provided a home for Liam when he first moved to Melbourne, this is the story of how Liam learned about life in the 'big smoke,' his time at Collingwood and his recruitment by Jimmy Stynes and the Melbourne Football club. Along the way the book describes how the author and his family came to understand and treasure the richness of Liam's Warlpiri culture. According to Martin Flanagan, Liam Jurrah is like no other sports story in Australia, and possibly the world, at this time.oshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522860591
  • 9780522860597