Surfing Life is a non-fiction recount of the author's childhood, growing up close to the beach in Northern NSW.
Mark shares his fond memories of surfing with his friends as well as the time he spent living off the land by fishing, hunting and finding bush tucker.
His story also explains the importance of family, community, place and culture, both from his original Wiradjuri Nation, and his more recent years as a visitor in the Bundjalung Nation.
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About the author
Mark is a proud Wiradjuri (Central NSW) and European man who is an emerging writer and artist. Growing up he learnt about culture and language from the Aboriginal community on the Far North Coast, NSW. He’s qualified with a master's degree in Indigenous Studies and a master's degree in Business Administration. He’s an experienced social worker and currently manages his own cultural consultancy business. He is passionate about culture and reconciliation. He strives to live the Wiradjuri word of Yindyamurra, which means to live with gentleness and kindness.