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A haunting tale

Truganini, by Cassandra Pybus, tells the haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of ’the last Tasmanian Aborigine’. 

Cassandra Pybus’s ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island 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.

‘A compelling story, beautifully told.’ – Julia Baird

‘At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.’ – Gaye Sculthorpe, The British Museum. Truganini is out now where all good books are sold. Read more here.

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