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The Passion of Private White | Don Watson & Susan Forde | Avid Reader

Wednesday, 7 December 2022




Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101

From the bestselling author of The Bush, the story of a fifty-year relationship between a Vietnam veteran and an isolated clan in north-east Arnhem Land – a unique window into Australia’s deep past and precarious present, by one of our master storytellers.

Susan Forde is in-conversation with Don Watson discussing The Passion of Private White.

The Passion of Private White describes the meeting of two worlds: that of the intensely driven anthropologist Neville White, and the world of hunter-gatherer clans in remote northern Australia with whom he has lived and worked for half a century, mapping their culture and history in breathtaking detail.

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