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
Bruce Pascoe's new history title Dark Emu challenges entrenched beliefs about pre-colonial Aboriginal people as hunter-gatherers.... read more
Author and comedian Tristan Savage will bring out his exciting new sci-fi adventure Rift Breaker with Magabala this April...... read more
black&write! is a national project and the first of its kind in Australia to foster a significant Indigenous writing community.... read more
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