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 not-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' Scholarships       

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.

Successful applicants of the 2014 scholarships have been announced. Find out more here... http://www.magabala.com/scholarship


Magabala is a non-for-profit organisation. That means you could make a real difference in spreading the seeds of culture! For more information about our philanthropic endeavours go to: http://www.magabala.com/why-support-us To give now, click the link below:

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Magabala authors visit India

Literary Commons project brings Indigenous writers to India.

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Temporary relocation

Magabala has relocated awaiting renovations on our building.

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Magabala Authors Shortlisted

Jared Thomas and Bruce Pascoe have been shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing!

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Check out our latest eNewsletter

Our latest eNewsletter is out on the streets! Find out who our Indigenous Creator Scholars for 2014 are.

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Indigenous creativity gets a boost

Four Indigenous writers and artists from across Australia have been chosen to receive grants from Magabala Books’ Indigenous Creators Scholarship programme for 2014.

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