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The Larrikin Priest: Father Bob Maguire

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When Father Bob Maguire was forced to retire from his South Melbourne parish, the community – and wider Melbourne – was devastated and outraged. Father Bob is an iconoclast, known for his radio and television partnerships with John Safran as well as his lifelong work with the homeless, sick, criminal and addicted – work he continues now through the Father Bob Maguire Foundation.

Passionate and creative, humorous and compassionate, Father Bob has made a significant mark.
Sue Williams has written the biography of this controversial figure and national treasure in Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest. Together they tell his extraordinary story.

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Sue Williams

Sue Williams is the author of Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest, a biography of Melbourne icon and national treasure Father Bob Maguire. An award-winning journalist, Sue was born in England, and worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand. Sue’s othr books include the bestselling Women ... Read more

Father Bob Maguire

Father Bob was one of Australia’s best-loved parish priests; he appears Sunday nights on Triple J. Father Bob Maguire AM RFD, is one of our unheralded, truly Australian heroes. They say that the mould was broken when “the fiery priest of the downtrodden” was born. Throughout his life he has ne... Read more

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