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  • Published: Bronzewing Press
  • Date: February 2023
  • ISBN: 9781863682817
  • Formats: Print

Through Silent Country

This book is a compelling investigation of the escape of fifteen Wongai people from the nototious Moore River Native Settlement in 1921 and their return home to Laverton. This journey of over 800 km was accomplished on foot in an amazing fourteen days. The author draws on the memories and voices of the Wongai and a range of written documents and testimonies, as well as physically retracing the journey. As she pieces the fragments together, forming them into a story, it is as though she is conjuring the elusive past from the earth itself.

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