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Queensland Literary Award

Queensland Literary Award

October 2, 2019 ,

Black Cockatoo… You have taken us on an amazing journey. We are so excited that this short story, written for our daughter and the children in Halls Creek, has touched the hearts and minds of so many people across the... More

Deadly Reads: Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story

Deadly Reads: Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story

We loved Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story so much. The experience that Jaz has at boarding school is really similar to the experience of young people in the Kimberley. Some remote communities do not have high school options for older students and... More

Writing Inspiration

Writing Inspiration

Love the idea of writing your own short stories for competitions, a novella like Black Cockatoo or just have an urge to write and tell stories… we have some freebies for you! Lismore Street Art Writing Prompts Hakea Hustler and... More

Author Talks

Author Talks

We love yarning with you mob and sharing Kimberley stories. It was deadly talking about Black Cockatoo novella with students at St Mary’s Broome, Halls Creek District High School and Frog Hollow Community School, as well as Ballina Public School... More

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Hey teacher and librarian mob… we have a few more CBCA Book Week ideas for you! Read a CBCA shortlisted book each day until Book Week with your class. Use the judging criteria to see if they can write their... More

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

We are excited to announce that our debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala Books 2018) has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards in the 8-10 Year Old Category. We are listed amongst some other deadly... More

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

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