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 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 and fifty titles from a range of genres.

2016 Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

Applications for 2016 Scholarships are now open. Click here for more details on how to apply.

We strive to support the professional development of established creators and have a commitment to nurturing young and emerging Indigenous writers and artists. Magabala Books established the Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarship in 2013 with the help of generous donors. With your support we will continue to offer scholarships in the future.

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Magabala is a non-for-profit organisation. That means you could make a real difference in spreading the seeds of culture! Click here for more information about how you can support our philanthropic endeavours.

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Magabala Books launches 'Steve goes to Carnival'

Magabala Books celebrates the launch of Joshua Button and Robyn Wells' picture book as part of NAIDOC Week

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Apply for our Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships

Magabala Books’ Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships are officially open for 2016

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Jared Thomas travels to Tiwi Islands

The author of 'Calypso Summer' joined the ILF as an ambassador on their annual trip to the Tiwi Islands

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'Kookoo Kookaburra' wins ABIA's Reader's Choice Award

Gregg's Dreise's successful morality story is a favourite with readers in the 2016 ABIA Awards

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Bruce Pascoe wins Indigenous Writer's Prize and Book of the Year

Bruce Pascoe wins Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s 2016 Literary Awards for 'Dark Emu'

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