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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Emily Renouf was my grandmother's baby sister. Louisa Blackman was the mother of Emily. Louisa' s mother was nan Towcha aka Maria she also had a tribal daughter also known as Maria 'Queen of Childers'.
They are Dundaburra woman of the Northern Kabi nation which extends from Howard north east to Woodgate, Wopi clan to the south west watershed of Mr Walsh Wonga clan group to North of Isis- Bootharth clan to Childers and Apple tree creek - Badulla/Bodalla clan. FACT
Simon Ober/Obah/Oba/Umbae was not Louisas nor her children's father. FACT. There father a West Indian slave who also had a twin brother who was branded and sent back to the Caribbean. Louisas husband was Thomas Campbell Simmons a son of a Vicar of the U.K. They had no children and were given the name by there mother. FACT
 

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

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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John Harms is a writer and broadcaster. he lives in Melbourne. He writes for The Ageand appears on ABC-TV's Offsiders.

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