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Grey Owl: Champion of the Canadian Wilderness

In the early 20th century, a mistaken belief was widely accepted in colonial Canada - as in Australia - that the Aboriginal peoples were a dying race. One 17 year old lad from East Sussex did not go along with that view at all.

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Jay Cochrane: Tightrope walker who became a star in China when he made

Jay Cochrane was a tightrope walker who set several world records. His greatest achievement was in 1995 when he walked more than 700 yards over 400 feet above the Yangtze River in China before a crowd of 200,000 and a live TV audience of 100 million. The feat made him a star in China – he appeared on a Chinese stamp and a school was named in his honour.