August ‘Augie’ Gondiwindi returns to Prosperous House from Europe to mourn her Poppy, Albert. But all is not as it seems in Massacre Plains. A mining company has purchased the land on Prosperous and the remaining members of the Gondiwindi family are forced to evacuate.
Spanning 200 years of Wiradjuri history and several narrative strands, The Yield is a novel based on historical fact and centuries of cultural knowledge, in which Tara June Winch retraces a language that is nearly extinct with a Wiradjuri dictionary. The result is a masterful reference book to native title and sovereignty.
Meet Tara June in conversation with Sarah Burr at Muse.
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Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author based in the Loire district in France. Tara has been mentored by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Margaret Atwood and many other greats. Her debut novel Swallow the Air was critically acclaimed and her second book, story collection After the Carnage, was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection.
Sarah Burr is a Wiradjuri feminist living on Ngunnawal country with roles in Indigenous Affairs, YWCA Canberra, and the University of Canberra. Her background is in environmental management and agribusiness, with a focus on Indigenous sustainable development.