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By Kim Scott

Harley, a man of Nyoongar ancestry, finds himself at a difficult point in the history of his country, family and self. As the apparently successful outcome of his white grandfather’s enthusiastic attempts to isolate and breed the ‘first white man born’, he wants to be a failure. But would such failure mean his Nyoongar ancestors could label him a success? And how can the attempted genocide represented by his family history be told?

  • A beautifully presented collector’s edition of Australia’s first Indigenous
    Miles Franklin Award winning book. Benang also won the Kate Challis
    RAKA Award and Western Australian Premier’s Book Award.
  • Benang has been in print continuously since it was first published in


To celebrate over forty years of publishing, Fremantle Press presents the TREASURES series. These special editions of much-loved Australian stories will be a treasure for those who know them and a treat for new readers.

ISBN: 9781925164442
Dimensions: A Format: 18x11cm
Pages: 500
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Fremantle Press


About the author:

Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia as Professor of Writing, in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts.