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Trolling for Sharks

Adventures of a Teacher in a Remote Aboriginal Community


Publisher: Keeaira Press

296 Pages

This collection of short stories tell of Trev Brown’s time as a teacher at the Angurugu School on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Being a manual arts teacher Trev put his practical skills to good use. He tells of rebuilding boats and cars, modifications to his house, rivets falling from airplanes, Friday nights at the Bartalumba Bay Fishermen’s Club and water-skiing in shark and crocodile-infested waters. Even the time he spent in the classroom had its share of excitement. Like the time an upset student arrived at school with his father’s spears and a few ended up through the school doors.


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