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Football Pathways for remote First Nations Players

Football Pathways for remote First Nations Players

We have some really deadly sports talent in remote communities. National sports organisations have started to recognised the raw, untapped talent with some starting programs to support our mob into their teams. But those programs are few and far between.... More

Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

It was really deadly winning one of the Blak&Write Fellowships for 2020 with my picture book series, Backyard Sports. The idea for the books came to me on a long drive between Halls Creek and Broome. I was thinking about... More

Tracks of the Missing- On Track for 2021

Tracks of the Missing- On Track for 2021

Our next novel, Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021) is due to launch end of 2021 and we are excited! Due to the corona virus pandemic last year we were unsure if our publishing date would be affected. But we... More

The need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island employees in sports industries

The need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island employees in sports industries

It’s no secret that I aspire to be the first Aboriginal man from a remote community to coach elite Australian Rules Football. But when I was living out in community, I had no idea of pathways and limited access to... More

ESLD awareness for coaches of remote First Nations players

ESLD awareness for coaches of remote First Nations players

Most First Nations mob in remote communities speak more than one language but few have Standard Australian English as their first. Many Aboriginal people will grow up speaking language, Kriole or Aboriginal English at home and often only learn English... More

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: 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

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

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

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