Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Chopper Read to Tell His Life Story at Kingscliff

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Chopper Read to Tell His Life Story at Kingscliff

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Byline: Colin Gilmore Colin.Gilmore@mydailynews.com.au

MARK aChoppera Read is a man who hardly needs an introduction.

From Ned Kelly to the jumbuck-stealing swagman in Waltzing Matilda, our history is littered with intrigue into these characters' lives.

From the many anti-heroes created by Australia's underbelly, Chopper is a true survivor.

Saltbar Kingscliff presents him live on his The Final Chapters Tour on July 21 from 7pm.

The tour features a raw, unique and personal account of his life from his own and close associates' perspectives.

aI've done 23 years nine months in jail,a Chopper said.

aI've done 10 and a half years in H Division.

aI've been stabbed 13 times in seven different episodes.

aI've been hit on the head with iron bars, I've been hit on the head with claw hammers, shot once, I've been run over, I've survived 60 serves of shock treatment in six months; one serve every three days.a

As you can see Chopper will share graphic and brutally honest stories of violence, blood, love and survival. …

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