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'An exquisite portrait of growing up Aboriginal on the fringes of outback towns in New South Wales in the mid-twentieth century. The Cherry Picker’s Daughter is a window into the day-to-day lived experience, a profound insight into the extraordinary strength, resilience and ingenuity of Aboriginal families, of women in particular, to survive and overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity: extreme poverty, persecution, racism and cultural genocide.'

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    • Cheltenham, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Deadly Dingo Books , 2019 .
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      • Published October 2019.
      ISBN: 9781925893090, 9781925893175, 9781925893168

Works about this Work

Testimony from the Home Front : Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert Jeanine Leane , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2019;

— Review of The Cherry Picker's Daughter : A Childhood Memoir Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2019 single work autobiography

'On 13 July 2019, in the middle of Canberra’s notoriously hard winter, Australia lost a literary treasure and lifelong activist whose work and writing was, in her own lifetime at least, largely unsung. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert (1956 – 2019) was an Elder of the Wiradjuri nation whose journey in this life began on the banks of the Kalari river in Condobolin, central-western New South Wales, as the youngest of eight children in what she described as a ‘blended family, sixty years before the term became fashionable’. All eight children were raised by Mummy, Aunty Joyce Hutchings, who was the elder sister of Kerry’s father, the poet and activist Kevin Gilbert. Aunty Kerry’s memoir The Cherry Picker’s Daughter is above all a tribute to the home-front activism of Aboriginal women, which all too often goes unnoticed.' (Introduction)

The Cherry Picker's Daughter Melissa Lucashenko , 2019 single work obituary (for Kerry Reed-Gilbert )
— Appears in: Verity La , October 2019;
Testimony from the Home Front : Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert Jeanine Leane , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2019;

— Review of The Cherry Picker's Daughter : A Childhood Memoir Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2019 single work autobiography

'On 13 July 2019, in the middle of Canberra’s notoriously hard winter, Australia lost a literary treasure and lifelong activist whose work and writing was, in her own lifetime at least, largely unsung. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert (1956 – 2019) was an Elder of the Wiradjuri nation whose journey in this life began on the banks of the Kalari river in Condobolin, central-western New South Wales, as the youngest of eight children in what she described as a ‘blended family, sixty years before the term became fashionable’. All eight children were raised by Mummy, Aunty Joyce Hutchings, who was the elder sister of Kerry’s father, the poet and activist Kevin Gilbert. Aunty Kerry’s memoir The Cherry Picker’s Daughter is above all a tribute to the home-front activism of Aboriginal women, which all too often goes unnoticed.' (Introduction)

The Cherry Picker's Daughter Melissa Lucashenko , 2019 single work obituary (for Kerry Reed-Gilbert )
— Appears in: Verity La , October 2019;
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