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LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'David is a gateway to a history that we've so far denied and not embraced. In this country, he's more important than Ned Kelly.' Jack Thompson It's been almost fifty years since a teenage David Gulpilil illuminated screens worldwide with his breakout role in Walkabout. Gulpilil quickly became the face of the Indigenous world to white Australian audiences. Charisma. Good looks. A competent, strong, mysterious man starring in films ranging from Crocodile Dundee to Rabbit-Proof Fence. But what has marked Gulpilil, despite his fame and popularity, is the feeling that he's been forever stuck between two worlds: a Yolngu man, a hunter, a tracker, who grew up in the bush in Arnhem Land outside any white influence; and a movie star flitting from movie sets to festivals. Able to exist in both worlds, but never truly home.
Author: Derek Rielly
Page Number: 256
Dimensions: 145mm x 216mm
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Date Published: September 2019