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Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Compassion
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''You can't enslave us all, Captain!' I yelled into his face. 'We will resist, and you will die a beaten man. Our Blackfellows will rise...'

'From the acclaimed author of the Miles Franklin longlisted Madukka: The River Serpent (UWA) and the Barbara Jefferis Award shortlisted BenevolenceCompassion continues Julie Janson's emotional and intense literary exploration of the complex and dangerous lives of Aboriginal women during the 1800s in colonial New South Wales, which she began in Benevolence as a counter narrative to colonial history in Australian literature.

'Compassion is the dramatised life story of one of Julie Janson's ancestors who went on trial for stealing livestock in New South Wales, and it is an exciting and violent story of anti-colonial revenge and roaming adventure. A gripping fictive account of Aboriginal life in the 1800s, Compassion follows the life of Duringah, AKA Nell James, the outlaw daughter of the Darug hero of Benevolence, Muraging.' (Publication summary)


  • Author's note: In memory of my father, Neville Walter Janson
  • Epigraph: 'Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.' - Alice Walker

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: audiobook
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      W. F. Howes ,
      2024 .
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      Extent: 10 hrs and 57 minsp.
      • Published May 2024

      ISBN: 9781004161317
Last amended 10 Jul 2024 09:20:59