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Anita Heiss – Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray


Event Date: 1 July 2021
Author / Presenters: Anita Heiss with facilitator Belinda Duarte

In the lead up to NAIDOC Week, join us for this unique new novel featuring Wiradjuri language throughout, by Wiradjuri woman, Dr Anita Heiss.

Set in Gundagai in 1852, on timeless Wiradyuri country, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) tells a story of courage, connection and belonging which is both universal and deeply personal. The powerful Murrumbidgee River surges through town leaving death and destruction in its wake. It is a stark reminder that while the river can give life, it can just as easily take it away.

With Wiradjuri language used throughout and based on devastating true events, this novel is an epic story of love, loss and belonging and pays homage to an ancient culture steeped in myth and song and storytelling.

Dr Anita Heiss is an award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and blogs. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, the GO Foundation and Worawa Aboriginal College.

Dr Heiss will be joined by facilitator Belinda Duarte, a Wotjobaluk, Dja Dja Wurrung descendant and CEO of Culture is Life.

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