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Title Australian Story: There But For Fortune
Published Australia : ABC1, 2013
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Summary Introduced by business journalist Janine PerrettThis week's program is about a man who's made a big name in London but is little known back in Australia. Richard Farleigh amassed an early fortune as a young gun in the financial markets and went on to star on a top-rating British television program. But what's remarkable about Farleigh is his background. He was one of a family of eleven children born to an itinerant, violent and alcoholic sheep shearer. Farleigh and several of his older siblings were removed by Welfare authorities to an orphanage and he was subsequently fostered. Initially diagnosed as 'backward', his luck changed when a school teacher recognised his abilities and became 'the first person that I felt really cared about me'.He excelled at maths and tournament chess and by his mid-thirties was a multi-millionaire business entrepreneur, moving to the UK five years ago. Now in his fifties, he has been back in Australia, retracing a past that he says continues to haunt him in ways he 'can't control'
Event Broadcast 2013-07-22 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Businesspeople -- Biography.
Chess -- Tournaments.
Foster parents.
Money market.
Names, Personal.
United Kingdom.
Victoria -- Melbourne.
Form Streaming video
Author Perrett, Janine, host
Broadbent, Jillian, contributor
Farleigh, Peter, contributor
Farleigh, Richard, contributor
Shone, Sharon, contributor
Smith, Ron, contributor
Walker, Jann, contributor
Wilcox, Betti, contributor
Williamson, Susan, contributor