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Book Illustrations


Bronwyn first began illustrating childrens' books in 1993 with Dianna Kidd's 'Fat and Juicy Place' which was shortlisted in the Children's Book Council: Book of the Year Awards for Younger Readers and was the winner of the Australian Multicultural Childrens's Book Award.

Bronwyns illustrations for OOderoo's 'Stradbroke Dreamtime' have received world attention and were described in the 1993 Notable Books as providing a modern context through which the spirit and spirituality of the stories echo with the power of authenticity.  Bronwyn was selected as the Australian Candidate for the 1994 UNICEF- Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children's Book Illustrations  for 'Stradbroke Dreamtime'.

In 1997 Bronwyn illustrated several books written by Sally Morgan.  These were 'Just a Little Brown Dog', 'Dan's Grandpa' and 'In Your Dreams' all published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

HarperCollins published 'Dirrangun' in 1994, 'Minah' in 1995 and 'The  Whalers' in 1996.  These stories form an important part of Indigenous Literature as they are representations of the continuation of storytelling in Aboriginal communities.
In 1999-2000, Bronwyn illustrated 2 books by Katrina Germein, 'Big Rain Coming' and 'Leaving' both published by Roland Harvey Books.  These are simple stories told by Germein who took inspiration whilst teaching Minyerri, a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.  This project was a correlation involving Indigenous and non-indigenous women working together and 'Big Rain Coming' was commended as Notable Book by the Childrens Book Council of Australia.  In 2000 Bronwyn was awarded the third May Gibbs Fellowship by the Dromkeen Childrens Literature Foundation.  Bronwyn is currently working towards writing and illustrating her own stories which will be published by Allen and Unwin Publishers.

Following is a list of all the books I have illustrated to date. Click on the cover for more information or a look inside.

 

The Fat and Juicy Place Diana Kidd Angus & Robertson 0 20716786 9 1992
  Walking the Boundaries Jackie French Angus & Robertson 02077717796 1 1992
Stradbroke Dreamtime Oodgeroo Nunukul Angus & Robertson 0 207 19865 9 1993
Kun � Man � Gur the Rainbow Serpent James Cowan Barefoot Books Ltd 1 898000 10 7 1994

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Dirrangun Roland Robinson from Lucy Daley HarperCollins 0 207 18482 8 1994

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Minah Roland Robinson from Percy Mumbulla HarperCollins 0 207 19169 7 1995
Beyond the Boundaries Jackie French Angus & Robertson 0 207 18746 0 1996

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The Whalers Roland Robinson from Percy Mumbulla Angus & Robertson 0 207 19177 8 1996

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Dan's Grandpa Sally Morgan Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1 86368 159 0 1996


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In Your Dreams Sally Morgan Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1 86368 201 5 1997

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Just a Little Brown Dog Sally Morgan Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1 86368 173 6 1997
Sur Les Traces de la Fourmi a Meil Sylvie Crossman Indigene Editions 2 911939 04 2 1997

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Big Rain Coming Katrina Germein Roland Harvey Books 0 949714 66 6 1999

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Two Hands Together Diana Kidd Puffin Books 0 14 130748 X 2000
Leaving Katrina Germein Roland Harvey Books 0 949714 75 5 2000
What We Count, Then and Now Empacher, Briggs, Roper, Dolan Indij Readers Ltd 0 9750640 2 9 2003
How Birds got their Colours Eva Hilvert-Bruce & Elether Bruce Thomson Nelson 0 17 011449 X 2004
How Fish were Made Aurora Hilvert-Bruce & Elether Bruce Thomson Nelson 0 17 011445 7 2004

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An Australian ABC of Animals   Little Hare Books 1 877003 40 9 2004

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Sun Mother Wakes the World Diane Wolkstein HarperCollins 0 688 13915 9 0 688 13916 7(lib. bdg.) 2004
more info How the First Children Learnt to Surf. Judy Moorecroft TBA