Possum and Wattle
My Big Book of Australian Words
By Bronwyn Bancroft
(Little Hare Books, Hardcover, 9781921272585, 48pp.)
Publication Date: April 2009
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A descendant of the Bundjalung people, Bronwyn studied at the Canberra School of Art, eventually starting Designer Aboriginals, training Aboriginal women in arts and craft. She was one of the founders of Boomalli, the Aboriginal Artists' Cooperative, was a board member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, has been Chair of the Visual Arts and Crafts Committee for the NSW Ministry of the Arts, and is a well-known speaker on Aboriginal art and advocacy issues. Since 1993 Bronwyn has authored and illustrated many award-winning children's books, including "Possum and Wattle" and "Patterns of Australia".