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Author Talk: Brenda Matthews at the Newcastle Writers Festival (NSW)

Giyi Para, The Convening of a Gathering

For thousands of generations First People in our country have gathered in a continuing practice of coming together to share knowledge, celebrate country, and strengthen ongoing relationships.

In the spirit of this continued gathering practice, The Wollotuka Institute, in partnership with Newcastle Writers Festival, invites you to an evening of community, corroboree and celebration.

6.00pm to 6.40pm The Last Daughter
When she was two years old, Brenda Matthews and her siblings were taken from their parents. For the next five years she was a much-loved daughter in a white family, unaware of the existence of her Aboriginal family or how hard her parents were fighting for her return. Then, suddenly, she was reunited with her birth family, the last daughter to come home. Decades later, Brenda searched for her foster family and her beloved white sister. Brenda speaks to Victoria Haskins about her journey to discover the truth about her past – and unite two families.

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