‘GIFTS OF THE PERAMANGK’
In 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and family and put to work on an isolated, outback station, in the cruelest of conditions. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her in secret by a kind-hearted white woman – the wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia’s prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship, abuse, and racism.
Though she was too young to comprehend the full gravity of what had just happened, Virginia Crammond knew in the depths of her soul that she would never see her mother again.
No one is beyond suitability for learning, my child – no matter who you are or where you come from. If you have the desire to learn – a fire in your belly that drives you – then … you can prevail in your search.
Because, in that moment, here in their little sanctuary, they were all together, bound by something greater than anything that sought to tear them apart. Their love for one another.
You are from the Peramangk – that is your country. Don’t let anyone take that away from you. They are a proud people. Remember!
That which you seek may well be closer than you think.
As ‘Gifts Of The Peramangk’ was a review request, a Kindle download was sent to me by its author, Dean Mayes, free of charge.
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