An extraordinary story of Wiradjuri Elders Ruth and Dick Carney, A Little Piece of Heaven is a piece of oral history and a slice of Australian life that has largely gone untold.
Starting on a dusty old bridge where they first fell in love as teenagers, the couple have led a truly remarkable life in country NSW. In 55 years of marriage, Dick and Ruth Carney have been through loss and triumph, learning and growing together, and building a life that is testament to their endurance, generosity and love.
The Elders tell their story in their words, revealing a riveting tale of Aboriginal life. From humble beginnings on a campsite near Warren, the story moves through the Western shearing sheds and the dances where Dick faces rejection. In Narromine, the shearer finds a home, a community, acceptance and enduring love.