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The Fringe Dwellers
Author: Nene Gare

ISBN: 9781922079541
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 24 October 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 2.6
Set in a remote area of Western Australia, The Fringe Dwellers is the story of two part-Aboriginal sisters, Noonah and Trilby, who live in a family camp on the fringe of white society. Noonah accepts her position - but Trilby refuses to. First published in 1961, The Fringe Dwellers is a landmark novel in Australian literature. It was made into an internationally acclaimed film in 1986 by Bruce Beresford.

About the Author

Nene Gare was born Doris Violet May Wadham in Adelaide in 1919. One of seven children, she left school at fourteen. She went to Muirden Business College and the Adelaide School of Art-she intended to be a painter-and worked at Myer. In her early twenties she went to Perth. Not long after, she met Frank Gare and they married in 1941. She began writing short stories for magazines and newspapers, and attended Perth Technical College to further her interest in art. Her husband went to Duntroon to become a patrol officer in Papua New Guinea, where the couple moved with their two children after the war. The eldest died tragically there. Two more children followed after their return to Perth. The family moved t...

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