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    Home to Biloela
    Home to Biloela
    The story of the Tamil family that captured our hearts
    <b>It was dawn in the small rural town of Biloela. Loud thumps on the front door signalled the start of a four-year odyssey that would catapult Priya and her family into the heart of a national debate.</b><br/><br/>For the first time, Priya shares the story of her childhood in war-torn Sri Lanka and her perilous escape across the Indian Ocean on an overcrowded fishing boat. Alone in a strange country, she had to make a new life without family or friends. She married Nades, another refugee, and settled with him in Biloela, where they had two daughters, Kopica and Tharnicaa.<br/><br/><br/>The shocking dawn raid in 2018 was the first of multiple attempts by the Australian government to deport the family. But the people of Biloela wouldn't have it. A small group swung into action and built an extraordinarily powerful social media campaign that gathered support from hundreds of thousands of ordinary Australians around the country.<br/><br/><br/>Journalist Rebekah Holt first met the family in detention, and recounts the dramatic behind-the-scenes efforts to prevent the family from being deported.After a change of government, Priya, Nades and the girls were granted the permanent visas they needed, and were able to return home to Biloela-the happy ending they always wanted.<br/><br/><br/>'The story behind the headlines. The sheer brutality of bureaucracy and the fierce love of a mother. What an incredible woman Priya is.' Justine Clarke, actor
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    NZ$ 61.99

    Book Author
    Priya Nadesalingam with Rebekah Holt
    Genre Biography & Autobiography
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
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