The Resource The white girl, Tony Birch

The white girl, Tony Birch

Label
The white girl
Title
The white girl
Statement of responsibility
Tony Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A searing new novel from leading Indigenous storyteller Tony Birch that explores the lengths we will go to in order to save the people we love. Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves. In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families
Summary
Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves. In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families.
Tone
Writing style
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10778507
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birch, Tony
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Country life
  • Grandparent and child
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Race relations
  • Social conflict
Target audience
general
Label
The white girl, Tony Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065131002
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[6], 265 pages
Isbn
9780702260384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083114577
Label
The white girl, Tony Birch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065131002
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[6], 265 pages
Isbn
9780702260384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083114577

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