Polish migrant Alexander Prus-Grzybowski was a truth- seeker, who often got himself into trouble.  Journalist Dave Richards first became aware of him when the Pole was jailed for shooting his own lawyer in an Alice Springs court.  Dave befriended Prus and learnt of his wartime experiences in Poland and adventures in Latin America before he settled in Australia. Everywhere Prus went, he collected books and when he died, he bequeathed to Dave a library in many languages.

To see Dave’s website, go to www.aliceonline.com.au

Broadcast: Tuesday 12 February 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM

Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm

Producers:  Helen Womack and Joy Taylor