The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist has been announced with mob heavyweights Tara June Winch and Tony Birch among those nominated. The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the shortlist yesterday via a live YouTube ceremony online. Contenders on the shortlist include: Islands by Peggy Frew The Returns by Philip Salom […]
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Putting mob’s voices first, Magabala Books has been crowned Small Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA). Based in Broome, Western Australia, Magabala has published over 220 titles by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives, illustrators and writers. Their work has escalated First Nations writing within Australia. “This award is […]
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Two young Indigenous women have completed a traineeship earning a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation as part of the Shooting Stars program. An initiative from Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia, Shooting Stars aims to increase the attendance and engagement of young Aboriginal girls in schools through netball and other tools. The two young […]
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Rory Charles is an exceptionally talented young man. The young Wunambal Gaambera, Nyikina and Balangarra man grew up in Derby and Kalambaru in the Kimberley region of WA. In 2016 Charles was granted a MADALAH scholarship and enrolled in Trinity College. A gifted athlete, Charles has excelled in basketball, being selected in 2020 for the […]
Dja Dja Wurrung woman Madison Prespakis has done what very few before her have done. The young football player has won the highest individual accolade, the Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) Best and Fairest for the 2020 season. The 19-year-old took out the honour—equivalent to the men’s league’s Brownlow Medal—just three points ahead of Fremantle’s […]
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