The Last Daughter by Brenda Matthews

Brenda Matthews

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An unmissable First Nations memoir that tells of the shattering experience of being stolen, The Last Daughter is a story of heartbreak and healing that offers a path forward for all AustraliansWhen Brenda Matthews was two years old, she and her siblings were taken from their parents. For the next five years she was a much-loved daughter in a white family, a happy child in a country town on the outskirts of Sydney, unaware of the existence of her Aboriginal family or how hard her parents were fighting for her return-unaware of her Aboriginal identity.Then, she was suddenly returned to her Aboriginal family, the last daughter to come home.Decades later, feeling a sense of something missing in her life, Brenda searches for her foster family and her beloved white sister, with whom she had had no contact.Along the way she uncovers long-buried secrets and government bungling, as well as a deep connection to family and to her Aboriginal culture.The Last Daughter is the story of Brenda’s journey to discover the truth about her past, to unite her two families-and to foster a better connection between black and white Australia. It’s a story full of heartbreak, love, hope and healing, one that shows a way forward for all Australians.’I share this story out of love and forgiveness.’ Brenda Matthews

Publisher: Text
Published: 4 Apr 2023
Format: Paperback, 352pp
ISBN: 9781922790170
Category: Biography

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