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Veronica Gorrie: You Can Take the Person Out of the Country… | Canberra Writers Festival

Our award-winning authors share their remarkable stories of growing up in suburbia and in the country, confronting the worst and best that humanity can bring and dreaming of a bigger life.

Moderated by Sunil Badami, this panel features Yuman Kassab (The House of Youssef), Lisa Millar (Daring to Fly), Rick Morton (My Year of Living Vulnerably), and Veronica Gorrie (Black and Blue).

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.

Black and Blue

WINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS WRITING
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DOUGLAS STEWART PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

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…

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