Ted Setnikar was just four years old when his father sold him for two litres of schnapps and a handful of cigarettes. Living in servitude, he learned that most people were cruel and comfort could be found only in the company of animals and the seclusion of nature. In 1967, aged 18, he managed to escape Tito's Slovenia to settle in South Australia, where he studied to be a chef and eventually ran a successful catering business. His volunteer work and the sales of 'The Lacemaker's Son' support the work of the Hutt St Centre, serving the homeless and disadvantaged in the city of Adelaide.
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The Lacemaker's Son
by Ted Setnikar
Ted Setnikar was just four years old when his father sold him for two litres of schnapps and a handful of cigarettes. This is the story of his escape from servitude in Tito's Slovenia and his eventual journey to find freedom a world away, in South Australia.
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