Skip to main content
Thumbnail for Big blue sky : a memoir

Big blue sky : a memoir

Garrett, Peter, 1953-2015
Books, Manuscripts
Peter Garrett's life has been fully and passionately lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, intelligence and creativity, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives. From his idyllic childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, to an early interest in equality and justice; from the height of 1960s culture shock at ANU to fronting iconic Australian band Midnight Oil; from his time as a galvanising activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet minister in two Labor governments, Garrett has an extraordinary story to tell. He writes movingly about his lifelong mission to protect the environment and his connection with Aboriginal people, about his love for his family and his passion for our country: what it means to him and what it can become. Provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring, this memoir goes to the heart and soul of a remarkable Australian and raises questions crucial to us all.
Main title:
Big blue sky : a memoir / Peter Garrett.
Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin, 2015.©2015
448 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Homebody -- Quiet at the back -- The place to be -- School of rock -- A weird mob -- Losses and gains -- Out and about -- The hurdy-gurdy man -- Lift-off -- Big moves -- Keep on the sunny side -- A continent immense in the world -- Forty thousand years -- The Australia Card -- The time had come -- "We're all greenies now' -- One place left in the world -- Broome time -- Up for grabs -- Amsterdam and bust -- Wrong mine, wrong place -- I see motion -- Into the ring -- No time to waste -- Mad dance -- On the inside -- Art for everyone's sake -- Day of reckoning -- Dying light -- The fall guy -- Great big singers -- The mixmaster -- It's education, stupid -- Joker in the pack -- Are we there yet? -- Epilogue.
Dewey class:
View my active saved list
0 items in my active saved list