Welcome to Magabala Books
Magabala Books is Australia's oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.
Since its incorporation in 1990, Magabala Books has been recognised as a producer of quality Indigenous Australian literature receiving accolades in prestigious literary and national achievement awards.
As one of the most respected small publishing houses in Australia, Magabala Books works as a non-for-profit organisation to preserve, develop and promote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Magabala Books has released more than one hundred titles from a range of genres.
Australian Indigenous Creators' Scholarship: will you make a difference in 2014?
We strive to support the professional development of established creators and have a commitment to nurturing young and emerging Indigenous writers and artists. In 2013, Magabala Books established the Australian Indigenous Creators' Scholarship with the help of $20,000 from generous donors. With this money dreams came true for six authors and illustrators. We invite you to make a difference by contributing to our scholarship fund so we can offer the Australian Indigenous Creators' Scholarship again in 2014. For more information about our philanthropic endeavours go to: http://www.magabala.com/why-support-us To give now, click the link below:
News & Events
It wasn't written in a forklift, it wasn't written while camping, and it wasn't written at a bowling alley. David Hardy shares the backstory behind Alfie's on Radio National's AWAYE!... read more
Ready for a mouthful? Two Mates, a Broome story of adventure and friendship, has won the 2013 Speech Pathology of Australia, Best Book for Language and Literacy - Indigenous Children Award.... read more
A riveting story about rugby league for reluctant young readers got its official star-powered launch, as Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the team hits the bookstores.... read more
This isn't new news - but if you missed this yarn on ABC Kimberley Mornings, then you should definitely click through to the link and have a listen. One of the stories from Magabala's Our World was transformed into a musical composition by students at One Arm Point Remote Community School.... read more
Magabala Books will be on the hunt for a new CEO after a Board announcement that current CEO Michelle Broun will leave on 25 October 2013.... read more