Magabala Books was born out of a traditional song and dance festival held in 1984 that was attended by Aboriginal people from across the Kimberley. Here it was decided that an organisation, firmly rooted in Aboriginal law and culture, be established—the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). KALACC was to be run by Aboriginal leaders and one of its aims was to protect the rights of traditional storytellers and artists. To this end, Magabala Books was created.Using our world travel planner, Broome attractions like Magabala Books can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In 1987, from the pearling town of Broome in the remote north-west of Western Australia, Magabala Books published its first book. Today we have more than twenty years’ experience in publishing Aboriginal social history, memoirs, autobiography, fiction, young adult, children’s traditional stories and children’s picture books. We are proud to be Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house.
Magabala Books Reviews
I have been a volunteer narrator with Queensland Narrating Service for almost 15 years, and during this time I have narrated over 130 books for the vision impaired and handicapped. I have narrated man... more »
Located right opposite the Broome Visitor Centre, this shop is run by indigenous people, and sells books they publish themselves, on indigenous customs, art, lifestyle etc, as well as a range of child... more »
Nice book shop
i love there books and thank you for publishing my mums book! :)
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