Featured Resources

  • Yirruwa Yirrilikenuma-Iangwa/When We Go Walkabout

    Set on Groote Eylandt, this beautiful book invites children to look for animals in different habitats throughout the course of one day. A beautiful story for the very young that brings to vivid life the unique world of Groote Eylandt.

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  • Bran Nue Dae

    The story of Bran Nue Dae concerns Willie, who having been expelled from the missionary school in Perth returns to Broome on the far north coast of Western Australia. Before leaving Perth, however, he finds his Uncle Tadpole and together they make the journey home with a hippie and a German tourist

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  • New and Selected Poems

    New and Selected Poems is Ryan’s choice of her poems from the last thirty years, and includes new poems written since the publication of her previous collection.

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Featured Author


    Rhoda Dugururru Lalara

    Rhoda Dugururru Lalara has been a language officer at Groote Eylandt Linguistics for the past 33 years. Rhoda is passionate about the Anindilyakwa language, culture and heritage and uses her literacy expertise to keep this ancient language alive. “We want our children to hear music and start singing. To hear a story and know where it’s […]

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  • Jimmy Chi

    Born in Broome in 1948 to a Bardi Aboriginal mother with Scottish heritage and a Broome born father whose parents were Chinese and Japanese, Jimmy Chi embodies his hometown’s cultural diversity. Although he left Broome to undertake an engineering degree in Perth, the cultural dislocation caused mental problems and he abandoned his studies to return […]

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  • Gig Ryan

    Gig Ryan has published six collections of poetry, including Pure and Applied, which won the 1999 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, and Heroic Money, which was shortlisted for the 2002 NSW Premier’s Prize for Poetry. The recipient of writers’ fellowships and residencies from the Australia Council, she is a distinguished poetry critic, and poetry editor […]

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