Published by Currency Press
On the white frontier in mid-nineteenth century Australia, a lone, bloodied woman arrives at a traveller's rest in the midst of a violent desert storm
She has a shocking story to tell
She claims the Aborigines have murdered her husband and stolen her infant child
The only witness to a different story is an Aboriginal woman
The narrative draws together the lives of four extraordinary women and their men, all struggling to survive in a hostile and misunderstood landscape
What would cause a missionary's wife to lie?
What chance does the word of an Aboriginal woman have against hers?
Holy Day is a chilling mystery about white fear and black resistance - a powerful drama about truth and trust
It is tense, tender, evocative and theatrical. It is a cry to find the courage to understand our past