Richard Davis

Richard Davis was born and educated in Melbourne. His other works include Anna Bishop: The Adventures of an Intrepid Prima Donna and The Ghost Guide to Australia.

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Ruth de Vos

Ruth de Vos’s illustration work has grown out of a career as an internationally recognised textile artist. Ruth combines traditional (pencil, gouache, collage, screen-printing) and digital techniques to create fun scenes and worlds. Ruth’s passion lies in illustrating children’s books. As a mother of six young children, she is an avid and critical consumer of […]

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Hanifa Deen

Hanifa Deen is a Western Australian writer of Pakistani ancestry. She is a great believer in women reinventing themselves and her career has spanned teaching, research, the public service, the media and – in what she calls the final leg of her journey – writing.

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Zoe Deleuil

Zoe Deleuil is a writer from Perth, Western Australia, now living in Berlin, Germany with her family. Her fiction, essays and feature articles have been anthologised and published in journals and other places, including Westerly, Cordite, Overland, The Big Issue and the Newcastle Short Story Award anthology. Her debut novel, The Night Village, was shortlisted for […]

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Jenny Delmage

Jenny Delmage and her husband, Neil, have been designing and building beautiful gardens for over 20 years. They work on projects ranging from tiny courtyard spaces to sprawling rural properties and everything in between, including commercial gardens. Their work reflects a special focus on environmentally friendly gardening and on reducing water consumption.

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Neil Delmage

Neil Delmage and his wife, Jenny, have been designing and building beautiful gardens for over 20 years. They work on projects ranging from tiny courtyard spaces to sprawling rural properties and everything in between, including commercial gardens. Their work reflects a special focus on environmentally friendly gardening and on reducing water consumption.

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Harry Dickason (b.1885 d.1943)

Born in 1885, Londoner Harry Dickason was a Petty Officer of the Royal Navy when he joined Captain Scott’s expedition as Able Seaman. He served with the Northern Party, a group of six men led by Victor Campbell that spent two winters at Cape Evans and Ross Island. Dickason went on to serve as a Petty […]

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Madelaine Dickie

Madelaine Dickie has been writing since she was seven. Her first novel, Troppo, was published by Fremantle Press in 2016. It won the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was shortlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award and Barbara Jefferis Award. Red Can Origami is her second novel. It was written on Balangarra country, in […]

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Peter Docker

Peter Docker was born in 1964 in Narrogin, WA, the son of a motor mechanic, and grew up on remote Lort River Station, Coomalbidgup. He studied creative writing at Curtin University, receiving a BA (English) in 1987, and acting at the Victorian College of the Arts, gaining a Diploma of Dramatic Art (Acting) in 1990. […]

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Jon Doust

Jon Doust was born in Bridgetown into a farming/retailing family and worked in both until he was old enough to know better. He should have done well in school and studied law but he found himself without the necessary marks, and working in a bank. Asked to leave, he stumbled back to the family farm […]

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Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne and grew up in Perth. His novels and short stories have been widely translated, won many national and international prizes and been adapted for film, television, radio and theatre. His memoir The Shark Net was adapted as an ABC and BBC television miniseries. His 1996 novel The Drowner was […]

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Sarah Drummond

Sarah Drummond has completed a PhD in history from Murdoch University. She has had essays and short fiction published in Purple Prose, Shadow Plays: an anthology of speculative fiction, Short Stories Australia, indigo journal, The Best Australian Essays 2010, LINQ Journal Kurungabaa Journal and Overland. She lives on the south coast of Western Australia. “

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Laura Dudgeon

Laura Dudgeon was born in Darwin in 1993. She is descended from the Bardi people and the Gija people, north of Western Australia. Lilli and her Shadow is based on her own experience of moving to a new place.

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Pat Dudgeon

Pat Dudgeon was born in Darwin in 1959 and is descended from the Bardi people and the Gija people, north of Western Australia. Pat came to Perth to study psychology and, after graduation, joined the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University as a lecturer. She later became the head of the centre in 1990. Pat […]

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Sabrina Dudgeon

Sabrina Dudgeon-Swift is descended from the Bardi people from north of Broome, and the Gija people in the East Kimberley. Sabrina grew up in Darwin, but now lives in Perth and works for the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia. Her story Lilli and Shadow in Trouble is part of the Waarda series for young readers and […]

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Pat Dundas

Pat Dundas is a well-known botanical illustrator who specialises in Orchids.

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