Joshua Toole (far left) with his Black Fit team at Bourke Public School Arthur Little of Redfern, Michael Tyerman of Bowraville, Janet O’Shannessy from Balina and Cameron Dennis of Walgett Photo: TWH
A former Bourke boy returns to his hometown to celebrate NAIDOC week this week, and he’s bringing with him a commitment to help other young indigenous people.
Joshua Toole is now 29 and left Bourke when he was 12, studying at boarding school and university and working with the Department of Education, before eventually building a successful fitness and lifestyle brand, BlackFit.
He is now back in Bourke to spread the message embodied in his BlackFit program - respect for culture and a commitment to healthy living.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.