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Welcome to Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia's leading Indigenous publisher. 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 to celebrate the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices through the publication of quality literature. Magabala Books has released more than two hundred titles from a range of genres.

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Magabala titles longlisted for 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

Three Magabala titles have been longlisted for the Small Publishers' Children's and Adult categories

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Little Bird's Day to be launched at CBCA NSW AAA Conference

The launch of Little Bird’s Day will coincide with the announcement of the 2019 Kestin Illustrator Award winner

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New national literary award honours late Indigenous elder

Magabala has partnered with the WA State Government to offer The Daisy Utemorrah Award

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'Blakwork' shortlisted in the VPLAs

Gomeroi poet, Alison Whittaker's second poetry collection is shortlisted for the Indigenous Writing Prize

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Magabala scholarships update

In 2017-2018, we awarded three new scholarships and saw previously awarded scholarships come to fruition

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