Mario Fenech (Author)


Mario Fenech has always had a will to win. From his early days playing rugby league for Mascot in the Souths Juniors, he gave it his all, striving to be the best. It was a drive and determination which didn't go unnoticed and earned him a place in the South Sydney Rabbitohs first-grade side.

Mario was given the trophy for being 'best and fairest' player and, in 1984, was named South Sydney's captain.

After playing 167 first-grade games for his beloved Rabbitohs, Mario left the club in 1990 and went on to play four seasons for the North Sydney Bears and his fifteenth season for the South Queensland Crushers, before hanging up his boot in 1995. In total Mario played over 270 first-grade games - amongst the top-ten most games of all time.

Today Mario (aka The Maltese Falcon) can be seen on his regular spot on Channel 9's The Footy Show. He is a commentator on 2GB, works full0time for the National Rugby League as their sponsorship manager, and is thrilled to still be a part of the game he loves so much.


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07 Apr 2016
Cloudstreet 25th Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Cloudstreet, Tim Winton’s sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. However it may never have been published had it not been for the stranger who chased after Tim with the manuscript he’d left it on a bus in Rome. Since it was first published by McPhee Gribble on 1 April 1991 Tim Winton’s award-winning novel has been reimagined as a successful play, a major TV mini-series and now an opera.

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