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"Deadly, unna?" He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white. But they're friends...and it could be deadly, unna?

This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rites-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them.

©1998 Phillip Gwynne (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Brilliant bit of YA fiction

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  • 20-08-2017

massively fun for cross-country drive

this was our first audiobook, chosen from a trusted recommendation. it really hot the jackpot as a far healthier way to pass drive time with an early teen

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  • 05-04-2015

Makes Aboriginal Australia Accessible to All.

While the plot is rich in themes and insight into the relationship between mainstream Australian society and Australian Indigenos culture, the plot was too slow for my liking. it would be well suited to a young male teen audience, and especially if they have an interest in Australian Football (AFL) or sports in general. From the sample, I wasn't expecting the performance to be good, however the narrator really performed well aside from two characters who were not audibly distinguishable.

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  • 05-05-2013

Tells it like it is

One of the most heartfelt and real books about growing up you will ever listen to.

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