The Wizard of the Wire

SECONDHAND - The Story of Con Colleano

SECONDHAND - The Story of Con Colleano

The grandson of a freed convict and an Aboriginal woman, Con Colleano grew up in an era of anti-miscogenation and repressive control of Aboriginal people.  Despit this, he became one of the greatest tightrope performers ever known.  Dubbed the Wizard of the Wire, he was the innovator and sole exponent of the forward somersault, previously considered impossible.


Softcover, 220 pages, 24cm, fair condition, black & white photos, ex-Library copy


Mark St Leon, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 1993