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Leah Purcell is a well known Goa-Gungurri -Wakka Wakks Murri actor and writer from Murgon in rural Queensland. She is a multi-award-winning and self-made author, playwright, actor, director, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and showrunner. In the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours Purcell was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to the performing arts, to First Nations youth and culture, and to women".
The Drover's Wife
Judy Nunn was born in Perth,Western Australia, is an Australian fiction author, former theatre and television actress and radio and television1889188 screenwriter. Nunn was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours for her service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author.
Khaki Town by Judy Nunn
Beverley Farmer was born in Melbourne. She is one of Australia’s great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women’s writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns. While she is best known for her fiction, her other works include written essays, poetry, reviews and criticism. Her writing has appeared in several magazines, journals and newspapers, including Overland, Westerly, Meanjin, Island Magazine and The Bulletin.
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Suneeta Peres da Costa was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is of Goan heritage. Her work references Goan and subcontinental culture, history, families, diaspora and postcolonialism. She has also written on asylum seeker justice in Australia and women and endometriosis.1889207Saudade is a beautifully conceived story told from the perspective of a young Goan migrant, who lives with her family in Angola during the last years of Portuguese occupation. The title speaks to the melancholy longing for homeland that haunts the characters.
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Tony Birch (born in 1957) is a famous contemporary Indigenous Australian author, poet, academic and Indigenous rights activist who grew up around Fitzroy, Melbourne with a rich Aboriginal, Barbadian (convict), Irish and Afghani heritage. Tony Birch became the first Indigenous author to win the Patrick White Award in 2017.
Adam Thompson is an emerging Indigenous writer from Pakana Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. His debut short-story collection Born Into This was published in February 2021. In 2016–17, Adam Thompson had received writing awards through the Tamar Valley Writers Festival and the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival.
Larissa Behrendt (born in 1969) is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman and a legal academic, novelist, filmmaker and Indigenous rights advocate. She is the Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and at the Director of Research and Academic Programs Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research.

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