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The Christopher Brennan Library has an extensive Indigenous/First Nations Collection. There is a small selection below: 

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The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha.

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

WINNER OF THE 2020 MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE VPLA
WINNER, BOOK OF THE YEAR, PEOPLE'S CHOICE, CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION AT NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE

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