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Catherine McKinnon & Aunty Barbara Nicholson

MERRIGONGX Artist Profile


Catherine Mckinnon is an award-winning writer of novels and plays. Her most recent novel, Storyland was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Storyland (co-written with Aunty Barb) explores the deep and abiding need humans have to find connection with each other and the land we live on. Barbara Nicholson is a senior Wadi Wadi woman from the Illawarra. While primarily a poet, she has also published academic writing. Barbara is active across the spectrum of Aboriginal disadvantage: education, criminal justice, land rights and the Stolen Generation. She was awarded a Doctor of the Laws (Honoris Causa) from UOW in 2014.

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