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Kate Grenville, ‘Secret River’

Secret River Trish hosted Kate Grenvilles “Secret River” in the most sublime location of Balmoral. Sauvignon Blanc on the verandah with a view of the Harbour – perfect.

Secret River was recently long listed for the Booker Prize, it is the somewhat fictionalised account of her great great great grandfather Wiseman, the founder of the town of Wisemans Ferry, just north of Sydney.

It focused on the disposession of Aboriginal people, telling the story of her ancestor to show how perfectly ordinary people did horrible things during the dispossion, and how they justified their actions to themselves.

She was interviewed on Radio National, because she has published the non-fiction account of the events behind the story as well. Listen here

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September 24, 2006 at 7:19 am 1 comment


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