Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse | Author: Cassandra Pybus

'For the first time a biographer who treats her with the insight and empathy she deserves. The result is a book of unquestionable national importance.'
Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania

Cassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne.

For nearly seven decades, Truganini lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can imagine. But her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story in full. Truganini's story is inspiring and haunting - a journey through the apocalypse.

Author: Cassandra Pybus
23.5 x 15.5 x 2.5cm
336 pages

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