Former Labor minister Peter Garrett was warmly welcomed by locals of Byron Bay last night as he spruiked his newly-release memoir Big Blue Sky.
The former Midnight Oil frontman, who is considering reforming the popular politically-charged band of the 80s and 90s, talked with author David Leser at the Writers Centre, Byron Theatre, about his early life, music, activism and life after politics.
He said he had always considered writing a memoir before entering politics. He has described Big Blue Sky as something of ’an ode to Sydney’”.
The 62-year-old says he will always be an activist and would like now to get more involved in indigenous affairs.
Big Blue Sky, published by Allen & Unwin, is out now.