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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.

Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships

Applications for our 2017 scholarships round are now open. See our Scholarships page for details on how to apply.

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News & Events

'Dark Emu' set for the stage

Bruce Pascoe's acclaimed book is set to become a major new dance work with Bangarra in 2018

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'Mad Magpie' wins Speech Pathology Australia BOTY Award

Gregg Dreise's morality story about an angry magpie takes out top honours in the Indigenous Children's category

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'Free Diving' launched at A Taste of Broome

Lorrae Coffin's first children's book officially launched at Goolarri Media's unique music and picture show

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Noel Tovey receives Australian Dance Awards Hall Of Fame citation

Australia's first male Indigenous ballet dancer acknowledged for his incredible career spanning 60 years

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Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' goes international

US edition of the award-winning book to be published in May 2018

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