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The Yield

Narrated by: Tony Briggs
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The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri, yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha.

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for 10 years when she learns of her grandfather's death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends, she endeavours to save their land - a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.

Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

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©2019 Tara June Winch (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Heartbreaking

A very important recount of Australia’s history and the experiences of our First Nations people

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Moving and powerful

A gentler rendition of Australia's atrocities but still a powerful and moving story. Beautiful narration.

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Wonderful book

Beautifully written book, giving deep insights into the language and culture of one language group. The narration was excellent.

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Thank you!

This was a sobering and essential journey to take as a white person in Australia. Thanks for sharing your pain. I will share what I've learned.

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Perhaps better read than listened to

There were tidbits of this book that I really loved but I found the reader difficult to follow and I often found myself confused as to which of the the three characters were speaking. A disappointment as an audiobook but perhaps easier and more engaging as a book.

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I have so much to learn

Such an amazing book - full of so much information- will need to read this again soon! Thank you!

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The Yield

This title as an audio book was beautiful, listening to the melodic aboriginal language connected to the land was deeply moving and will be a story that stays with me for a long time. Stories like this based on our history are essential for eliminating prejudice. To make us reflect on what could have been, if the First Australians had been cherished for their knowledge and understanding of this land.

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A Hard Truth about the Indigenous Australians

Hearing stories and words that I grew up listening to from my family, it is amazing to listen to them in a book that anyone can hear. See the culture of the Wiradjuri people put the public and hear stories of encounters that I had to go through personally. This book is both a comfort and a heart ache, but I am happy to have heard the voices of the author and the narrator

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A brilliant read!

Although it was a little confusing at first, because I'd sometimes forget to pause while I processed the Wiradjuri language we're periodically introduced to, I ended up absolutely loving the book and cannot recommend it enough

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Couldn't finish this painfully slow story

I wanted to love this book, I really did. But I found it slow, found it difficult to follow as the story transitioned back and forth in time between characters. The narration lacked energy and, ultimately, I gave up, not wanting to invest more time.

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