Kerry Reed-Gilbert - The Cherry Picker's Daughter - Thursday 7th November

To be launched by Terri Janke

with reading by Barbara Nicholson, poet

The Cherry Picker's Daughter is the story of Kerry Reed-Gilbert, daughter of Kevin Gilbert, famous Aboriginal activist, writer, painter and actor. Told in the child’s voice and in the vernacular of her Mob, she speaks of love and loss, of dispossession and repeated dislocation. Kerry’s account highlights the impact of life as an Aboriginal state ward living under the terror of the Protection Laws. Despite this, she paints a picture of hard work and determination, with family unity giving them the strength and dignity to continue. Her father’s sister, whom she always called ‘Mummy’, raised his two children along with hers and others within the extended family. The book is a tribute to this truly remarkable woman: their tower of strength, love and selflessness.

Please note: Aunty Kerry has passed away. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert was a Wiradjuri poet, elder, editor. Approval has been granted to display her picture.

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Date and time: Thursday 7th November, 6pm for 6.30pm

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