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.

2015 Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

2015 Scholarships are now closed. Find out more here... http://www.magabala.com/scholarship

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! 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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News & Events

Silly Birds wins Speech Pathology Award

Silly Birds has won Speech Pathology of Australia's 2015 Indigenous Children's Book of the Year

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Building Launch!

Magabala Books celebrates the launch of its new building

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New Shop Open

Shop reopened on Bagot Street

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Mugu Kids Shows off Magabala Titles

A new NITV show features a handful of Magabala Books!

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