The Boy from Boomerang Crescent by Eddie Betts – Our Review


Our Review…

Eddie Betts certainly made his mark on the oval, with an illustrious and impressive career as an AFL gem. With over 350 games, and more than 600 goals garnered he is a true champion of the sport.

While ‘The Boy From Boomerang Crescent’ certainly charts Eddie’s powerful career, it also delves so brilliantly and engagingly into the man behind the headlines making for a remarkable memoir.

Growing up in Port Lincoln and Kalgoorlie, Eddie grew up in a world primed by colonialism, racism, discrimination, police harassment, violence and drug and alcohol misuse. The sad reality that many locals face, is these systematic issues are expected and normalised, with the systems only further perpetuating the injustice and the gap of inequity widened.

While times were tough growing up, Eddie was surrounded by the intimacy of family, and the sense of community propelled him to follow his dreams for himself and for all those watching on.

Now, with four young children and the role of loving husband and doting father taking pride of place in his life, Eddie is regarded for his wisdom, community leadership and the profound desire to continue his social activism for future generations.

A truly outstanding read, this beautiful hard cover would make the perfect gift for any occasion.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books