Christobel Mattingley

Christobel Mattingley is one of Australia's most respected and admired writers. She writes as she lives, with compassion, sincerity and a firm commitment to social justice. Her books include a major historical work on the Aborigines of South Australia (Survival in our own land: 'Aboriginal' experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836 / told by Nungas and others) and a best-selling biography of Deny King, King of the Wilderness.

As the award-winning author of more than thirty-five books for children, her readership spans more than one generation.

Books by Christobel Mattingley

Maralinga's Long Shadow

Published: April 2016

The powerful story of Yvonne Edwards, artist and community leader, who lived on or near the Maralinga lands, and the cost of the fall-out for herself and her family from the nuclear tests in the 1950s.

Maralinga, the Anangu Story

Published: April 2012

An extraordinary illustrated history told from the Indigenous perspective and created through a series of workshops, extensive research and community consultation. Honour Book in the 2010 CBCA Awards.

Maralinga, the Anangu Story

Published: April 2009

An extraordinary illustrated history told from the Indigenous perspective and created through a series of workshops, extensive research and community consultation.

Chelonia Green Champion of Turtles

Published: March 2008

Chellie loves the beautiful green turtles on her tropical island home. So when they are threatened, she does everything she can to save them.

Battle Order 204

Published: April 2007

The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books.

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