Veronica Gorrie: Black and Blue | BAD Sydney

Join Veronica Gorrie at at BAD Sydney for the event Black and Blue, to be facilitated by Daniel Browning.

Veronica Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai woman who lives and writes in Victoria. Black and Blue, a memoir of her childhood and the decade she spent in the police force, is her first book. Ronnie was a recipient of Creative Victoria’s First Peoples funding program for the writing of Nullung and of The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship 2020.

A lifetime of overcoming adversity has given her strength and a passion for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and for abolishing legislations that wrongfully incarcerate her people.

Black and Blue

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to…

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