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‘Dark Emu’ to be adapted for TV documentary series

18 October 2019

Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu (Magabala) will be adapted as a television documentary series by Blackfella Films, a Sydney-based documentary production company founded by Rachel Perkins. Screen Australia has announced...

Ledden-Lewis wins 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

27 March 2019

Bundjalung artist Charmaine Ledden-Lewis has won Magabala Books’ 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. A freelance artist based in Blackheath, NSW, Ledden-Lewis receives $10,000, a mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate...

Whiskin to join WritingWA 

12 May 2014

WritingWA has announced the appointment of Margaret Whiskin as regional engagement officer. Whiskin is currently publisher at Magabala Books. ‘Margaret has been appointed to a newly created, full-time position to...

Keen for 2014: A preview of forthcoming junior titles 

7 October 2013

Publishers tell Brad Jefferies about their favourite forthcoming children’s and YA books. Allen & Unwin  Redgum’s popular Vietnam War song I Was Only Nineteen (John Schumann, illus by Craig Smith)...

Deadly Award for Published Book of the Year 2013 announced 

11 September 2013

Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation (Magabala) has won the Deadly Award for Published Book of the Year 2013. The winning...

Whenmouth replaces Murray at Magabala Books 

12 August 2013

Magabala Books has appointed Gaylene Whenmouth as a part-time marketing manager. Whenmouth replaces former marketing manager Nic Murray who commenced maternity leave at the start of August.

2012 kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowships announced

14 August 2012

The winners of this year’s kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowships, presented as part of the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Program, have been announced. This...

Magabala Books celebrates 25 years 

24 April 2012

Magabala Books, Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publisher will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The Broome-based publisher was founded in 1987 to restore, preserve and maintain Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander...