The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
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The Pearl is the story of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league player. But it is not just the tale of a gifted footballer. It is the story of his family heritage; of his childhood in the southern Queensland town of Murgon; and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. It is the story of how he and his childhood sweetheart Elissa fought for their love in the face of community prejudices. It is also the story of Steve’s journey from a small country town to play for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia, and build a reputation as one of the most admired attacking players in the game’s history. The Pearl commemorates the end of Steve Renouf’s football career but comes as he and Elissa and their five young children embark on the next stage of their lives.
  

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BONE is just a bitter and twisted woman. Everything in this book is absolutely true.

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This book is full of bullshit liars. Iam a Bird for many years we could not know our grandfather Norman Bird's fathers name, oh but the renoufs knew what bullshit..My grandfather did not live with neridas mother at all..he had an affair with neridas mother. And it was bought to our attention that Nerida belongs to another man named BOND. And they had strong family values bullshit they did, why did they let angela renouf live with my cousin Michael bird for many years and had children together...if they had strong family values they would never of let them do this. Ian Bird and Nerida renouf would be brother and sister...so yes this book is full of liars. Till this day they act like their white and 3 of the girls have black partners and they were not the first black children to attend murgon schools it was the Purcell children. My name is Colleen Bone(Bird) i have notice these children do not look like any of our family members neither did Nerida she doesnt even look like her brothers or sisters she tries to claim. I was very disappointed to read this book it broke my heart for my grandmother Norma bird (hegarty). I dont think my family have read this book my goodness there is goin to be hell when they do.. You John Harm should of got your facts right oh but you didnt because what steve renouf stands for what aload of shit.
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COLLEEN BONE
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Contents

Introduction
1
Family Heritage
14
Childhood
26
Junior Football
38
Lis
55
Apprenticeship
68
Struggle
86
Success
102
Established
152
Super League
166
A Footballers Life
182
A Sad End and a New Adventure
197
Life after Football
210
Conclusion
222
Acknowledgments
225
Copyright

High and Lows
130

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