This is the true story of Australian POWs who created a picture book containing the “secrets to happiness”, such as the importance of friendship, kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty, faith, courage and hard work.
Robert Drewe’s bestselling short story collection, set among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach, marked a major change in the local literature scene when it first hit bookshelves almost forty years ago.
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.
Gregg Dreise is a gifted artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. He is the author and illustrator of Cunning Crow; Silly Birds; Kookoo Kookaburra; […]
Debbie is the daughter of Florence Puruntatameri-Coombes and Graeme Coombes. Her mother is a Tiwi woman from Pirlangimpi Community on Melville Island. Her father originated from Queenstown, New Zealand but married Florence as a young man and called Pirlangimpi home for over 30 years. He raised Debbie and her siblings (including sister and fellow artist, […]
Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel, Steam Pigs, was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards. Too Much Lip is her sixth novel and won the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work […]