Jack Charles: Flying in the Face of Adversity at Goldfields Libraries | Goldfields Library Corporation

Jack Charles: Flying in the Face of Adversity at Goldfields Libraries

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton Libraries are looking forward to welcoming highly acclaimed Indigenous television and theatre star Jack Charles later in June. Jack will speak about his life experiences with Cate Mercer, editor and publisher of national health and wellbeing magazine The Art of Healing.

Jack has been convicted 22 times for burglary and drug related offences, and has been a heroin addict. Despite this, he is an extraordinarily accomplished person, and gives back a huge amount to his community. His experiences have made him more resilient and given him the opportunity to help, inspire and mentor others who have found themselves in similar circumstances.

“We are looking forward to hearing Jack share aspects of his incredibly inspiring life – particularly his time behind prison bars which is so relevant for our community,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs and Events Manager.

Taken from his mother when he was just a few months old, Jack, now aged 73, has had a remarkable life of ups and downs. Despite this, he is a greatly admired, tremendously courageous person, and is a respected Aboriginal elder. He also established the first Indigenous theatre in Australia and has appeared in various television productions dating back to the mid-1970s.

Join us for what promises to be an interesting and compelling interview. Presentations are at the following times:

  • Kyneton Library, Thursday 22 June, 2-3pm
  • Castlemaine Library, Thursday 22 June, 5.30-6.30pm
  • Bendigo Library, Friday 23 June, 5.30-6.30pm

All presentations are free and bookings are required via