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Lifetime achievement award for indigenous Australian writer | Pacific Beat

Lifetime achievement award for indigenous Australian writer

Lifetime achievement award for indigenous Australian writer

Updated 23 November 2012, 12:27 AEDT

The indigenous writer Herb Wharton from the state of Queensland has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Australian Council.

Herb came to writing at 50, after a rich and often challenging life as a stockman, drover and labourer.

His first novel, Unbranded, was published in 1992 to be followed by a string of further literary works and book tours to France and Britain.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Herb Wharton, writer; Stuart Glover, Australia Council Literature Board

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