Holy Day [The Play]

  • Andrew Bovell
  • Currency Press
  • 31/3/2004
  • ISBN: 9780868197401

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On the white frontier in mid nineteenth century Australia, a lone, bloodied woman arrives at a traveller’s rest in the midst of a violent desert storm with a shocking story to tell. Aborigines have allegedly murdered her husband and stolen her infant child. But an Aboriginal woman has a different story to tell. What would cause a missionary’s wife to lie What chance does the word of an Aboriginal woman have against hers A chilling mystery that draws together the lives of four extraordinary women and their men, all struggling to survive in a hostile and misunderstood landscape.

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