Book launch: George Huitker – Big Life

johnnycash 13 July 2016

George bok launch

When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.

Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.

George Huitker was born and raised in Canberra. He has been inspired to help people see beyond themselves by investing their time and energy in working with people who have fewer life choices. George works as a mentor, writer, musician, actor, teacher and sports coach, and at the age of 49, is still asking the question, “What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?”

George is also a big fan of Aussie rock n roll legends Midnight Oil, who are one of the inspirations behind his latest book.

Big Life is a memoir about service through music and music through service. Huitker says the book is the marriage of two seemingly different and equally vital parts of his life and about how music can be a catalyst for positive change.

“Despite Bono once singing that rock’n’roll couldn’t change the world, I’d like to argue that it can – and this book will show how!”

The book also explains how listening to Midnight Oil’s album Diesel and Dust (1987) inspired his band and service students to be more genuinely connected with Indigenous Australia; why it’s important to be careful in how we walk alongside others in a service setting (as opposed to inflicting our seemingly good intentions upon them); and how he dealt with the passing of his mother – as well as a hovering squadron of pesky black dogs.

For further information please contact George on 0413 603 857 or at


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