Featured Resources

  • Family Forest

    A gentle look at the many forms a modern family can take, this book will encourage you to reflect on the relationships you have with your own family, be it big or small.


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  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

    A collection of writing that illustrates what life is like for Aboriginal people in Australia, with contributions from Tony Birch, Adam Goodes, Miranda Tapsell, Tara June Winch and others.


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  • Carpentaria

    This novel portrays life in the precariously-settled coastal town of Desperance, centring on the Phantom family’s battles with the renegade Eastend mob and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine.


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Featured Author

  • Jane Harrison

    Jane Harrison is a descendant of the Muruwari people of NSW. She is an award-winning playwright and has an MA in Playwriting from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2002, her first play Stolen was the co-winner of the Kate Challis RAKA Award. It has since been performed throughout Australia as well as the UK, […]

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  • Pat Lowe

    Pat Lowe was born and grew up in England but dreamed of migrating to Australia, which she did in 1972. She worked as a teacher in Africa and as a prison psychologist in Australia, but writing has always been her passion. She met Jimmy Pike in 1979 and a few years later set up camp […]

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  • Jimmy Pike

    Jimmy Pike (deceased) was born near Japingka, a waterhole in the Great Sandy Desert, in about 1940, and his early years were spent as a hunter and gatherer. He walked out of the desert when he was 14-years-old when his family moved to a Kimberley cattle station and became a stockman. He spent a number […]

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  • Kim Kane

    Kim Kane is an award-winning Australian author who writes for children and teens. Her books include the CBCA short-listed picture book Family Forest, and her time-slip children’s novel When the Lyrebird Calls. Her funny and feisty character Ginger Green is the star of two series: Ginger Green, Play Date Queen, a beloved first-reader series, and Ginger Green, a […]

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  • Lucia Masciullo

    Born and bred in Livorno, Italy, Lucia currently lives on the Gold Coast, where she works as a freelance illustrator specialising in children’s books. Since her move to Australia in 2007 she has collaborated with Australian and English Publishers and has illustrated seventeen books, including Come Down Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted in the […]

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  • Anita Heiss

    Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of […]

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