Aunty June is the proud owner of a TAFE certificate III in
Investigative Services. It took her thirty hours to complete online.
Now, she has set up her own private investigation service: Yanakirri
Investigative Services – Confidentiality Guaranteed.
environmental activist, Thommo, suddenly goes missing and the police
ignore the case Aunty June takes it upon herself to uncover the secrets
surrounding her nephew, Thommo’s, disappearance. Corruption, commercial
cotton farmers, bikies, racism, water theft, and unreliable local police
– Aunty June is really up against it. Lies and corruption are hiding
the truth from reaching the surface. And the Darling River, the sacred
Barka is running out of water. Aunty June may be out of her depth, but
nothing will stop her fighting for her people and her land.
The River Serpent is a striking novel about family and resistance from
Australian Darug Burruberongal writer and playwright Julie Janson.