John Graham i(43 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Wakka Wakka people ; Aboriginal Kombumerri people ; Aboriginal ; Irish ; Scottish ; English
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John Graham is descended from Kombumeri (Gold Coast) and Waka Waka (Gayndah) people, as well as having Irish, Scottish and English heritage. He grew up in Brisbane and lived in South Australia, Western Australia and Far North Queensland before settling on the Gold Coast. As well as writing poetry, he is an artist and a musician, and has been second place winner of the Gold Coast Great Guitars competition. He has also worked as labourer, a surveyor and a map maker.

Awards for Works

A Poem about Community "The braille of our nation’s Soul", Overland [Online] , October 2016 single work poetry
2016 highly commended Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
Land Window 1998 selected work poetry

'In contemporary language and imagery, this poetry collection reflects a deep and abiding Aboriginality and an understanding that bridges past and present, nature and technology, the traditional and the modern. Chosen as a highly-commended entry in the David Unaipon Awards for unpublished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Land Window, looks out onto the world, proclaiming humanity's eternal connection to the earth.' (Source: Google Books website)

1996 highly commended David Unaipon Award
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