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AFL Yarns: Setting Indigenous players up for success

AFL Yarns: Setting Indigenous players up for success

I’ve played footy since I can remember. Red dirt ovals, bare feet, raw footy, mates, laughs, fun. I’ve coached junior footy since I started with the Clontarf Academy- the Halls Creek Colts. Next I coached my home team, the Halls... More

Daisy Utemorrah Award Shortlist 2019

Daisy Utemorrah Award Shortlist 2019

We are incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the Daisy Utemorrah Award, alongside Paul Callaghan and Kirli Saunders. This award is in the memory of Wunambal Elder, author and poet, Daisy Utemorrah from the far north Kimberleys. We look... More

AFL Yarns: Barriers for Aboriginal players

AFL Yarns: Barriers for Aboriginal players

So it’s no secret I love my footy. Growing up in the Kimberley was the place to build that passion, but also the place that puts many barriers in the way for you mob who want to chase a football... More

Black Cockatoo- Our thoughts behind keeping it short

Black Cockatoo- Our thoughts behind keeping it short

We wrote Black Cockatoo short on purpose. In fact when we submitted it to Magabala Books it was considerably shorter- we added three chapters at the last minute. We know the types of stories that made Halls Creek kids tick. In the... More

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

The 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’. So let me get you sorted for Book Week in August!   FOR KIDS AND TEENS The perfect secret power… Who would ever... More

Black Cockatoo and the Summer Reading Club 2018

Black Cockatoo and the Summer Reading Club 2018

Selection as a Feature Text for Older Readers as part of the Summer Reading Club in 2018 was the first large scale recognition that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) had received. It was such thrill to see our book on posters in libraries... More

Black Cockatoo and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019

Black Cockatoo and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019

We are a little excited that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) has been selected as a text on the NSW Premier Reading Challenge grade 5-6 reading list! The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9,... More

Black Cockatoo and the ABiA Awards

Black Cockatoo and the ABiA Awards

Could we be any more amazed that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) has been listed in contention for another award this year? We are overwhelmed with the positive recognition for our debut book. Who would ever have guessed that a little story about... More

Black Cockatoo and the CBCA Notables

Black Cockatoo and the CBCA Notables

As an avid reader seeing one of the CBCA stickers gets me to stop and pick up books that I might not have given a chance. In our wildest dreams we would never imagine seeing one of those stickers on... More

Black Cockatoo and the Readings Children’s Book of the Year shortlist

Black Cockatoo and the Readings Children’s Book of the Year shortlist

We are so overwhelmed and excited to be shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Award 2019. Readings have been an amazing in helping share our book to the wider market. Soon after our launch in 2018 we made two of... More

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