The Daly River Girl

by Tessa Rose

Tessa Rose’s The Daly River Girl is a deeply personal story that speaks from the heart.


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Published as part of the Moogahlin Collection, Tessa Rose’s The Daly River Girl is a deeply personal story that speaks from the heart.


The Daly River Girl by Tessa Rose: The Daly River Girl depicts writer Tessa Rose’s personal story, starting from growing up with various non-indigenous foster families in Perth, Western Australia, an eternity away from her natural mother, family, and Country of Daly River, Northern Territory. Her story speaks from the heart and openly expresses her pain, anger and joy. We follow her journey from adolescence into womanhood, her first love, the cruelty of domestic violence, her resilience to overcome the many obstacles on her own.

The Fever and the Fret by Jub Clerc: Somewhere in outback Australia, in a mining town of red dust, Lizzy dreams of being reunited with her mysterious and ethereal mother. Her ambitious grandfather Iggy wants to look to a more prosperous future, but her wise grandmother Ruby wants to keep all the broken pieces close to her chest. Steeped with memory and spanning more than a decade of their lives, their story tells of loss, celebration, longing and new beginnings.


The Daly River Girl was first produced by Brown’s Mart premiering at The Brown’s Mart Theatre on November 8, 2017.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 10 5

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