Deborah Niland i(54 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Deborah Niland is the daughter of Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland. She and her twin sister, Kilmeny Niland, studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. Niland has illustrated children's books since 1970 and has worked with a variety of writers including Jean Chapman, Hazel Edwards (the 'Hippopotamus on the Roof' series) and Ruth Park.

Deborah and Kilmeny collaborated to illustrate many books in the 1970s as well as writing and illustrating Birds on a Bough (1975).

Niland has also painted for exhibitions.

Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature

Notes

  • Some souces list Deborah Niland's date of birth as 1952.

Awards for Works

It's Bedtime William 2010 single work picture book children's 'William, no more jumping,' says Dad. 'William, it's bedtime NOW,' says Mum. But William has other ideas, and a very special friend to help make this his most memorable night ever! (Libraries Australia).
2011 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies 2010 single work picture book children's humour

'In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies.

'All the boys were called Alistair. All the girls were called Charlene.

'One day the door slams shut ... with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on the other.

'What will the tall man do?' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
It's Bedtime William 2010 single work picture book children's 'William, no more jumping,' says Dad. 'William, it's bedtime NOW,' says Mum. But William has other ideas, and a very special friend to help make this his most memorable night ever! (Libraries Australia).
2011 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
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