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Steve Hawke grew up in Melbourne but found his way to the Northern Territory and then to the Kimberley as a nineteen year old in 1978. Captivated by the country, the history and the people, he stayed for almost fifteen years working for Aboriginal communities and organisations. He now lives in the hills outside Perth, but continues his strong association with the Kimberley, returning most years. Steve is a non-Indigenous collaborator and his writings on the Kimberley include Noonkanbah (1989), Barefoot Kids (2007), a children’s novel set in Broome, and the play Jandamarra that premiered at the Perth International Arts Festival in 2008, and toured the Kimberley in 2011.