Casting His Net – Kindle Edition

Growing up in remote Albany, Western Australia, Trevor Kennedy was always out on the water. When he wasn’t fishing or begging rides on the whaling boats, he went door to door with his grandfather selling his catch.

From these unlikely beginnings, he would ascend to the apex of the Australian business world. A friendship struck in the back bar of the local hotel gave him his start in the media, and by the 1980s he was overseeing the publication of the nation’s most beloved magazines, including the iconic Bulletin and the Australian Women’s Weekly.

As Kerry Packer’s right-hand man, Kennedy wielded a power and influence the barefoot boy in the fishing dinghy could never have imagined, giving future premiers and prime ministers a leg-up into public life and shaping the nation’s political agenda.

This is Trevor Kennedy’s story, but it is also the story of Australia’s luckiest generation – the children of the carefree 1950s who ran the world in the dizzying decades that followed.

Language : English
File size ‏ : ‎ 1499 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print Length : 475 pages

‘A fascinating character study of a classic Australian mover and shaker, and a tantalising
insight into the Big End of Town’