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.

Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

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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News & Events

2016 Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarship recipients announced

Magabala Books awarded a record number of scholarships in 2016

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New project with Copyright Agency set to deliver teaching resources

Magabala Books will soon deliver specially created teaching resources for 15 Indigenous stories

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Magabala to reflect on 30 years of publishing at Perth Writers Festival

Staff will host a session with authors, Bruce Pascoe, Jared Thomas and Alison Whittaker in February

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'Grace Beside Me' to become a TV series

Sue McPherson's Young Adult novel has been commissioned by NITV

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Jane Harrison shortlisted in Prime Minister's 2016 Literary Awards

'Becoming Kirrali Lewis' one of five titles shortlisted in the YA category

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