Essential reading for everyone, especially in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter


This second edition of The Cherry Picker’s Daughter is an exquisite portrait of growing up Aboriginal on the fringes of outback towns in NSW in the mid-twentieth century. It offers profound insights into the extraordinary strength, resilience and ingenuity of Aboriginal families to overcome extreme poverty, persecution, racism and cultural genocide.


“Australia has waited too long to read this book of courage and truth. It heralds a timely change in our thinking of Aboriginal activism.”

–Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri writer and academic

The Cherry Picker's Daughter by Kerry Reed-Gilbert