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Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Title: Yinti Desert Child (Magabala 2019) -part of the Yinti series- Yinti Desert Dog and Yinti Desert Cowboy Audience: YA 12+ including struggling readers and Aboriginal audiences. There is a content warning for this book though- death of a child,... 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

Free Online Tutoring for Remote Aboriginal Students

Free Online Tutoring for Remote Aboriginal Students

Did you know you can get extra help at school? It’s free, online and personal to just you. I’m sure your teachers, librarian or AEIO will let you mob onto a computer in the library at lunchtime or for an... More

Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Between the two of us life has been pretty full at the moment! The launch of Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018), writing our second novel about featherfoot, volunteering with Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns, coaching the local woman’s footy team, working... More

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Ok, so this book totally isn’t aimed at YA audiences… but it was so good reading it to little Ms 2, Ms 5 and Mr 9 that we thought we’d add it here. Maybe every book starts to sound good... More

City Life- Culture Shock

City Life- Culture Shock

You mob might not have heard of it before. It’s what you might feel when you go to the big city for the first time. It’s where you feel disorientated, overwhelmed, confused or exhausted by the new expectations, rules and... More

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

We think the Stronger Smarter philosophy is deadly! It is helping to change mindsets and empower Aboriginal people. They believe in high expectations, positive sense of cultural identity and positive Indigenous leadership. When I first arrived at Halls Creek District High School... More

Wanting to give up ‘schooling away’

Wanting to give up ‘schooling away’

You wouldn’t be the first student who wanted to give up ‘schooling away’ at boarding school. Those city kids don’t realise what it is like to have to leave your family, mates, Country and culture to live in a place... More

How the SWIRL program shaped me

How the SWIRL program shaped me

I am a strong advocate for the work of the Story Writing In Remote Locations (SWIRL) program through Victoria University. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the eye opening experiences I had with the SWIRL program through when... More

NAIDOC- Respect to our Elders

NAIDOC- Respect to our Elders

On the seventh day of NAIDOC we commemorate the Elders past and present. Aboriginal languages matter… and there are people working hard to keep them alive. Elders are the keepers and enforcers of Law, stories and culture… and Language. It... More

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