Nanberry : Black brother white by Jackie French

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Children’s book council of Australia – Honour book

It is 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an aboriginal boy, to raise as his son…

This true story follows two brothers as they make their way in the world – one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo.  No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl who was saved from the death penalty and became a great lady in her own right…..

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