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Dave Hartley Dave Hartley i(6183651 works by) (a.k.a. David Hartley)
Born: Established: 1979 Gold Coast, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Burungu
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Dave Hartley, a descendant of the Barunggam people of the Darling Downs/Chinchilla regions of Queensland is Deputy Principal of a Primary School in Logan City, Queensland, and writer. Hartley has worked in education for many years and had worked across many year levels prior to entering into school administration. In 2009, Hartley was awarded 'Gold Coast Teacher of the Year'

As a writer, Hartley with his co-author Scott Prince, was awarded the Kuril Dhagun Prize in 2013, for their first children's book, Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the Team. (Source: Brisbane Writers Festival website; North West Star newspaper website; State Library of Queensland websites).

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y separately published work icon Strangers on Country Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2020 18447776 2020 single work biography

'Imagine you find a stranger on your favourite beach. They are pale, starving, desperate for shelter and speak a language you can't understand. Despite your fears, you treat them with kindness. You feed them and comfort them. They become like family to you and learn how to live on country. 

''Strangers on Country' describes the experiences of six Europeans who were taken in by Indigenous communities of eastern Australia between the 1820s and 1870s. The shipwreck survivors and runaway convicts stayed alive only through their hosts' generosity.  

'Too often Australian history is told only from a European perspective. Imagining events from both Indigenous Australian and European perspectives, the authors have brought to life remarkable true stories that inspire connection and understanding.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 highly commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
y separately published work icon Deadly D and Justice Jones : Rising Star Broome : Magabala Books , 2014 7747714 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Eleven-year-old Dylan is cursed with an abnormality transforming him into a fully-grown man whenever he gets angry. His curse attracts the interest of the Broncos during a class excursion, but a secret like that won't stay secret for long… The action-packed, rugby league adventures of Deadly D and Justice Jones just got a whole lot deadlier. As Deadly D continues to be the NRL’s hottest superstar, Dylan’s secret has fallen into the hands of a nasty newspaper reporter who can’t wait to tell the world! How will Dylan and Justice stop the curse from being revealed?' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
y separately published work icon Deadly D and Justice Jones : Making the Team Broome : Magabala Books , 2013 6183684 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Eleven-year-old Dylan has to move from Mt Isa to Brisbane and he’s not happy. But as soon as he gets to Flatwater State School he finds a former Mount Isa Miner’s footy supporter in his principal and a ‘Broncos tragic’ as a teacher. He also makes a friend in Justice Jones and an enemy in Jared Knutz. Dylan is cursed with an abnormality transforming him into a fully-grown man whenever he gets angry. Always a worry, the ‘curse’ proves to be a blessing in the city when his alter ego attracts the interest of the Broncos during a class excursion to watch the team train. Dylan becomes ‘Deadly D’ – a star player with the fire to rival even the great Prince! But how will he continue to keep the ‘curse’ a secret?' (Source: Newsouth Books website)

2014 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
2013 joint winner black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships
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