Meet Michelle Payne In Brisbane

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Meet Michelle Payne In Brisbane
More Less
Melbourne University Publishing says
Free event but book by calling Dymocks Brisbane on (07) 3007 2800 or email eventsbrisbane@dymocks.com.au.

In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage.

Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they all took on the daily demands of racehorses and a dairy farm as well as school and work.
Family meant everything.

Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup. At thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup. Her strapper was her brother, Stevie. So when she declared that anyone who said women couldn’t compete with men in the racing industry could ‘get stuffed’, the nation stood up and cheered.

It was a moment that inspired everyone who dreams of beating the odds.

‘There are great people in life who give you inspiration to keep going and get through the hard times. I have been blessed to have such role models in my life. It would be a privilege if achieving my dream could inspire the next generation.’ — MICHELLE PAYNE
More Less

By: Melbourne University Publishing