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'Tony Birch meticulously examines the contradictory impulses and drives behind the political saga of trying to restore the Indigenous-language name for...the (currently named) Grampians(Gariwerd) mountain range.' (Blacklines, p. 13)
Jolley talks about her early life in England and her experiences as a nurse-trainee at the end of WWII, and applies her experiences to some of her characters who do not claim victory, but only 'hold out'.