The White Girl

Author(s): Tony Birch

FICTION | Miles Franklin Literary Award | Indie Book Awards

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.


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Longlisted Miles Franklin Award 2020

General Fields

  • : 9780702260384
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : 0.357
  • : August 2018
  • : August 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Birch
  • : Paperback
  • : 1906
  • : 272