Paddy Roe i(20 works by) (a.k.a. Djagan)
Born: Established: ca. 1912 Roebuck Plains, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 5 Jul 2001 Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Nyigina tribe ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

Paddy Roe grew up on Roebuck Plains Station east of Broome, Western Australia. He is of Nyikina descent and grew up between two worlds working as a stockman, a windmill repairer, a butcher and in an ice and lemonade business before becoming a market gardener. He was a skilled wood carver and an expert in making boomerangs. Paddy Roe was a well known storyteller and caretaker of important traditional ceremonies and established the Lurujarri Heritage Trail.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history Indigenous story Gularabulu, 'the coast where the sun goes down' is an area of country on the coast of the West Kimberley in the north-west of Western Australia. These stories belong not just to Paddy Roe but to all the people from the traditional tribal groupings of the Garadjeri, Nyigina, Yaour, Nyul-nyul and Djaber-djaber tribes.
1983 shortlisted National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
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