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Rachel Hennessy Rachel Hennessy i(A23754 works by)
Born: Established: 1973 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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Trigger Warning i "If water ran from one bowl to the next, you might call it a transaction", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Literary Nillumbik Anthology of Writing 2017 2017; (p. 21)
2017 winner Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award Open
y separately published work icon The Heaven I Swallowed Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2013 6736718 2013 single work novel

'Grace Teresa Mary McAllister, a World War II widow haunted by visions and ghosts, decides to 'save' a young Aboriginal girl, Mary, by adopting her into her home, believing she will be able to redeem the child by giving her all the benefits of white society. Exploring the myth of 'doing it for their own good', 'The Heaven I Swallowed' is a gothic tale of the Stolen Generation, told from the perspective of the white perpetrator.'

Source: Allen & Unwin website,
Sighted: 15/09/2008

2014 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2008 shortlisted The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
y separately published work icon The Quakers 2006 Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2008 Z1247659 2006 single work novel
2006 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by a SA Emerging Writer
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