Published as part of the Moogahlin Collection, Tessa Rose’s The Daly River Girl is a deeply personal story that speaks from the heart.

The Daly River Girl depicts writer Tessa Rose’s personal story, starting from growing up with various non-indigenous foster families in Perth, Western Australia, an eternity away from her natural mother, family, and Country of Daly River, Northern Territory. Her story speaks from the heart and openly expresses her pain, anger and joy. We follow her journey from adolescence into womanhood, her first love, the cruelty of domestic violence, her resilience to overcome the many obstacles on her own.

The Daly River Girl was first produced by Brown’s Mart premiering at The Brown’s Mart Theatre on November 8, 2017.

The Daly River Girl is published with The Fever and the Fret by Jub Clerc.

  • drama
  • 60
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • people of colour, gender, women
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Playlab




"///The Daly River Girl/// is a brave and engaging solo show from one of Australia’s known and loved performers." Nicky Fearn, Realtime.



"Indigenous Northern Territory actress and playwright Tessa Rose is laying her life bare on stage. In a one-woman show about to open in Darwin, The Daly River Girl, audiences will see a personal story that's all too familiar to many. But stories of domestic violence and inappropriate foster care are tempered with moments of warmth and humour." - ABC

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