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

Magabala creators to feature at Blak & Bright Festival

Magabala staff and creators are set to appear at Victoria's inaugural Indigenous Literary Festival

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Dave and Scott's Hit 'n' Run tour

Magabala authors Dave Hartley and Scott Prince appear on national TV to promote Deadly D & Justice Jones

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Warren Brim celebrates launch of ABC Dreaming

More than 50 people joined Warren Brim at the launch of his book, ABC Dreaming in Canberra

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Jane Harrison attends 2015 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Magabala author Jane Harrison reflects on her time at the 12th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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Gregg Dreise's Silly Birds wins Speech Pathology Australia Award

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

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