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.

2016 Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

Applications for 2016 Scholarships are now open. Find out more here:

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.

Make a Difference

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
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News & Events

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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ACA – Four Year Funding outcome

Magabala Books secures Four Year Funding from the Australia Council for the Arts

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'Dark Emu' shortlisted in 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' has made the shortlist in the inaugural Indigenous Writer's Prize

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New Release for March - Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker's stunning debut poetry collection marks our first release for 2016

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Gregg Dreise attends Perth Writers Festival

Award-winning Magabala author and illustrator, Gregg Dreise features at Perth's annual premier literary event

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