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7EN - Australian Biographies: Kurt Fearnley


Australian wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley poses for the cameras on the Kokoda Track

Fearnley set himself a new challenge in 2009 when he crawled the length of the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.

Non-fiction narrative:

Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge. When Kurt Fearnley was a kid, he would leave his wheelchair at the front gate and go exploring with his brothers and sisters. 'You're going to have to be stronger than we are,' they told him, 'and we know you will be.'


Reference Generator:

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.


A sample bibliography for 2 resources suggested on this page would look like:

ABC News 2014, Kurt Fearnley: pushing the limits [HD] Life Matters, ABC RN, 6 November, viewed 25 August 2021, <>.

Fearnley, K & Green, W 2014, Pushing the Limits, Penguin Group (Australia), Melbourne, Victoria.


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