Cockatoos : A Story of Youth and Exodists (1954) is a novel by Australian writer Miles Franklin. It was originally published under the author’s pseudonym “Brent of Bin Bin”
This novel in the “Brent of Bin Bin” series follows the story of 16-year-old Ignez Milford who wants to leave her farming community to pursue a singing career.
This novel reminds us of the exodists who left Australia half a century ago because they found it a disappointing country. ,We cannot regard our history as a continuous, process without carrying in our. minds these periods of retrogression which are so difficult to understand today. This novel is not a romantic story, but a slice of the Australian story and It will probably last longer than most contemporary history.