Anthony Mundine is The Man. He's young, black and extraordinarily talented, and when he walked away from rugby league and a $600,000-a-year spot with St George Illawarra, he created a huge media storm. His resignation highlighted the fact that Mundine is more than just a sportsman, whether it be a footballer or boxer. He is a highly controversial and outspoken crusader for Aboriginal rights, with a passion not only for his people, but for any of society's disadvantaged.
He believes that confrontation is the way to improve conditions for his people, not reconciliation. To some it's an unpalatable message, but to others Mundine is the sort of charismatic leader that young Aborigines need in their lives, with his message of clean living, ambition and hard work.
This is Mundine's controversial and fascinating take on life, and the major issues facing both white and black Australians.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000
- 150 x 226mm