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- 11/08/2011 at 11:49 pm #105678
I would like to introduce to you a new book written by Andrew James in relation to Stan Bisset. I had the pleasure of meeting this delightful man when Stan and his wife Gloria invited myself, Russell Eroro and Eric Uwea to meet with him at his home on the Sunshine Coast. What an inspirational meeting it was, and one I shall never ever forget. I just love the title of this book, Kokoda Wallaby as it was with great pride he took us into a private room downstairs where he kept all kinds of things such as his beloved Wallaby Hat.
Stan asked the PNG guys to try it on for size and with gusto they took the lead and placed it on their own head. On his wall were many photographs of trekking groups many of which we recognised as group photographs of some of our treks. He also mentioned a doctors name who had walked with us and said they regularly wrote to each other. This in itself was of interest as this young man came to PNG to walk the track for a personal challenge and whilst doing so, found the history and became good friends with the legendary Stan Bisset. What a man, what an inspiration to us all!
Please purchase this book as a tribute to a truly 'Great Australian'. Well done Andrew!
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The first full biography of the rugby legend and World War II hero.
'A great story that is long overdue in the telling.' -Paul Ham
'Rugby is fortunate to have so many role models of the highest order. Stan Bisset is at the top of the game.' -John Eales, former Wallabies captain
'Stan Bisset, like this remarkable story of his life, is timeless.' -Patrick Lindsay
'Stan was a man before his time. His leadership, forward thinking and standards were second to none . . . This book is a fascinating and insightful read and I highly recommend it.' -Rod Macqueen AM, former Wallabies coach
Stan Bisset was a real hero, both in battle, on the rugby pitch and in desperate armed combat against the Japanese during the Second World War.
As a member of the ill-fated 1939 Wallaby touring team to England, he was a rugby legend. In the Middle East and on the Kokoda Track, he was one of Australia's most distinguished and heroic combatants. But above all else, he personified so many attributes of the Australian soldier: moral and physical courage, compassion, selflessness, independence, loyalty, resourcefulness, devotion and humour.
Stan Bisset's remarkable life story is told by former Australian soldier and Afghanistan veteran Andrew James. This is a truly inspiring book that crosses generations.11/08/2011 at 11:56 pm #105679
Twenty-six year old Andrew James enlisted in the Australian Army at the age of eighteen. He subsequently served on combat operations in Afghanistan. Following his military service, Andrew continued his studies at Sydney University where he read History and English. During his degree, he supported himself by working as an expedition leader on the Kokoda Track where his first became interested in Stan's story.
To purchase ONLINE, please CLICK on the FOLLOWING LINK:19/08/2011 at 9:30 am #105698Saloo8Member
I am currently half way through this book an I can highly recommend it to all! What a wonderful writer Andrew is-he has captured Stan Bisset and his remarkable life perfectly.
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