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Welcome to Red Kangaroo Books

LIVING IN HOPE: Winner of the most underrated book 2018 

The killing times were barely over in the Kimberley. What I knew, even as a small boy, was that no-one argued with a whitefella. People talked in whispers.

I was still so small.

This is the story of the early years of my life. The story of a boy who was taken away from his mother and his family forever when he was just six years old. He had no say in it. His family had no say in it.

‘This is a very strong story of survival. A tragic reminder of the harshness and unfairness of the mission era but also the toughness and determination of our people.’ Bruce Pascoe

Click on the image to purchase Frank Byrne's book.

ISBN: 9780648062905
Price: $15.00


You can find us at 79 Todd Mall, Alice Springs.  We offer a great range of Australian books. 

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We have an extensive range of Indigenous books in our store. We also sell Australian history, biographies, and fiction. 



'Hey! What does it take to have a thriving, real book shop these days, in a small town when bookshops are becoming scarce even in cities? How about their carefully-curated stock of fine, local reading matter, for a start? A fair number of visitors to The Alice do get the distinct impression that they'd better start reading what the locals have written (yes, Alice has the highest number of educated cognoscenti per head outside of Canberra!) From historical to the outrageous. poetry to pictorial to Pitjantjatjara, browsing this jewel amongst bookshops will be frustratingly cut short by your impending flight departure. My advice is grab just two books and slip in one of Red Kangaroo's bookmarks so you can order more from home. (Google Business Review, No Reply, 23 October 2016)'