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Albert Namatjira

Vincent Namatjira was 18 when he returned from being fostered in Perth to live with extended family in the desert in Ntaria (Hermannsburg) in the Northern Territory. It was here that he learned he was the great-grandson of the famous Albert Namatjira. ...

Sea Country

“My people are proud, strong people. We are the descendants of Mannelargenna of the Pairrrebeenne / Trawlwoolway clan,” Aunty Patsy Cameron writes to introduce her generous tale of the environment and traditions that have shaped her life and kin.

Lofty lifts off – an interview with Helen Milroy

Western Australian of the Year, Dr Helen Milroy, has written and illustrated The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky, released in April, an exciting story for 5-10 year-olds about working together and finding the courage to be different.

Bindi encourages care for Country – an interview with Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders wrote Bindi as a call to action for young people to understand their role in conservation and caring for Country.

Kirli connects kids to Country through poetry in First Languages

Kirli Saunders was recently selected as NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. In this Q&A she talks about her groundbreaking project Poetry in First Languages, and her award-winning writing.

Counting Our Country

Bakarra (long-necked turtles), jinma (bull sharks), and gundhurru (olive pythons) are three of the ten animals children will love counting as they turn the pages of Jill Daniels's Counting Our Country.

My work experience with the South Sydney Herald was jam packed!

I joined the South Sydney Herald team for two weeks in November 2019 on work experience. Here’s my visual diary, which shows the diversity...

Unveiling hidden stories of migration for younger readers

These two books use evocative imagery and few words to tackle human and inhuman reactions to migration – and illustrating their consequences to younger readers.

Children’s books to light up Christmas

These beautiful picture books from Magabala books will make great gifts for the children in your life.

Five memoirs of the moment

Trust me: these books are more than misery memoirs ... Daughterly consolation “People live on, I thought, thinning themselves out until you can see right through...

Five all sorts

Love all sorts? Here’s my (non-liquorice) grab bag …