Daughter Of The River Country

Dianne O’Brien In Conversation With Sue Williams

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2022
12.00 PM – 1.00 PM
T2
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

From being a child of the Stolen Generation to enduring abuse and imprisonment, Aunty Di O’Brien — now a remarkable community leader — talks to her biographer, Sue Williams, about how her fighting spirit has never been extinguished.

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DIANNE ‘AUNTY DI’ O’BRIEN

Auntie Di is the chairperson of Mingaletta Corporation, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community hub. In 2017, she was named ‘NSW Grandparent of the Year’. She has held many senior positions in government organisations and has also worked in legal services and as a drug and alcohol counsellor. A victim of the Stolen Generations, Daughter of the River Country is Auntie Di’s remarkable memoir of abuse, survival and hope.

Moderator

SUE WILLIAMS

Sue Williams is an award-winning journalist and author who has written in a variety of genres. Her last book was the best-selling Women of the Outback: Inspiring True Stories of Tragedy and Triumph. Sue’s latest book is Diane O’Brien’s memoir Daughter of the River Country.