Wal Stubbings (1913-2014) was born on the West Coast. He worked on the wharves of Strahan, Hobart and Brisbane. Militant workers like him were demonised and accused of wrecking the country. So what was it like to be a wharfie? Especially one who visited the USSR, was under surveillance by ASIO, became a world champion Masters Athlete in retirement, and survived to the ripe old age of 101?
‘deserves to sit alongside A Fortunate Life’ Qld Journal of Labour History
Launched by writer and stirrer Joy Elizabeth
Thursday 19th October 5.30-6.30pm
Bar on the Left
Gunners Arms 23 Lawrence St, Launceston
~ Come celebrate the life of a worker who dedicated himself to making a better world ~
Signed copies on sale for $30
Join Joy and co-author Lesley Synge for dinner afterwards.
How to RSVP? Leave Joy a msg. Phone: 6326 2414
Available Hobart Bookshop and as ebook Amazon on Kindle.