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The white girl / Tony Birch.

By: Birch, Tony, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 265 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780702260384; 070226038X.Subject(s): Stolen generations (Australia) -- Fiction | Grandparent and child -- Fiction | Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | Social conflict -- Fiction | Country life -- Fiction | Nineteen sixties -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 | A823.4 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."-- Publisher description.
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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.

"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."-- Publisher description.