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The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers: Text Classics

Nene Gare

Introduction by Melissa Lucashenko

Set in a remote area of Western Australia, The Fringe Dwellers is the story of two part-Aboriginal sisters, Noonah and Trilby, who live in a family camp on the fringe of white society. Noonah accepts her position—but Trilby refuses to.

First published in 1961, The Fringe Dwellers is a landmark novel in Australian literature. It was made into an internationally acclaimed film in 1986 by Bruce Beresford.

Nene Gare
About the Author

Nene Gare was born Doris Violet May Wadham in Adelaide in 1919. One of seven children, she left school at fourteen. She went to Muirden Business College and the Adelaide School of Art—she intended to be a painter—and worked at Myer.

In her early twenties she went to Perth. Not long after, she met Frank Gare and they married in 1941. She began...

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Extent:
352pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
24 October 2012
First published:
1961
Region:
WA
ISBN:
9781922079541
AU Price:
$12.95
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    ISBN: 9781921961823
    24 October 2012
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