Daisy Utemorrah was an elder of the Wunambal people from the Mitchell Plateau area in the far north Kimberley. She was born in 1922 at Kunmunya Mission and her family background gave her fluency in three Aboriginal languages. Daisy has been recognised for her work as a poet and a teacher. Her first book, Do Not Go Around the Edges, was published by Magabala in 1991. It won the Australian Multicultural Children’s Book Award the following year and was also shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year for Younger Readers.