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Oppy : the life of Sir Hubert Opperman
Oppy : the life of Sir Hubert Opperman
Oakman, Daniel2018
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Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman was a sporting icon, a cycling phenomenon whose epic feats of endurance captivated the cycling world. For over two decades, he dominated almost every race he entered and shattered record after record in Australia and Great Britain. In 1928, he led the first Australasian team to ever contest the Tour de France. But Oppy was more than a just a champion. During the Great Depression, a time of painful economic and social change, he became a transcendent symbol of Australian fortitude. This book explores the emotional pain of his private life, the controversies that dogged his seventeen-year political career, including his post as Immigration Minister in the Menzies Government and the remarkable and far-reaching changes he helped bring to Australian immigration policy.
Main title:
Imprint:
Melbourne, Vic. : Melbourne Books, 2018
Collation:
375 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781925556247
Dewey class:
796.62092796.62
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography796.62 OPPAvailable
Brighton LibraryBiography796.62 OPPOnloan - Due: 26 Jul 2020
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