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Description - Bastard Boys by Sue Smith

Bastard Boys is the story of the fight that stopped the nation-the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront. More than just a dispute over reform, it became a campaign for the hearts and minds of all Australians. Controversial, all consuming and combative, it forced people to pick a side and fight for their beliefs. Political thriller, war film, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this is the story of the people behind one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past.

Bastard Boys has been written with the cooperation and participation of all parties to the dispute. It is the first time participants such as former Patrick CEO, Chris Corrigan, and ACTU Secretary, Greg Combet, have agreed to tell their stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868198095
ISBN-10: 0868198099
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 150mm x 12mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Sue Smith

Sue Smith is one of Australia's finest television writers. In a career spanning thirty years she has written everything from The Young Doctors and Sons and Daughters to The Leaving of Liverpool and Brides of Christ (both co-written with John Alsop). She won an AWGIE in 1994 for The Road from Coorain. Her work also includes the television series R.A.N Remote Area Nurse, My Brother Jack, Fallen Angels and The Cooks; and the feature film Peaches. Her first stage play, Thrall, had a sell-out season at the Old Fitzroy Hotel (Sydney) in 2006.

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