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The Yield

Tara June Winch

2019

Award-winning Australian Wiradjuri writer, Tara June Winch (b. 1983) has written a moving novel - The Yield - about the ongoing impact of colonisation on First Nations People.

Central to the story is August Gondiwindi, a young woman who returns to Australia from London on the death of her grandfather, Albert Gondiwindi.

August Gondiwindi grew up in the kinship care of Albert and grandmother Elsie in the fictional town of Massacre Plains.

Prior to his death, Albert Gondiwindi was writing a dictionary of Aboriginal words. Albert grew up in a Boys Home.

The Yield is beautifully written and a stunning reclamation of Aboriginal language.