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Amy McQuire Amy McQuire i(A107475 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Darumbal ; South Sea Islander
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Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton. In 2009, McQuire moved from Queensland to Canberra to accept a position as Cadet Journalist with the National Indigenous Times. By taking up this position, she became the newspaper's first female editor and also their first Aboriginal editor. In 2020, she was undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland.

Amy was once editor and senior writer of Tracker, a magazine published by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council. She has previously worked at the National Indigenous Times, NITV, New Matilda, and BuzzFeed and has written for a variety of publications, including Meanjin, the Griffith Review, New York Times, and the Guardian Australia. She is also the co-host of the investigative podcast Curtain, which follows the case of an Aboriginal man wrongly accused of murder.


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y separately published work icon Day Break Richmond : Bright Light , 2021 20090791 2021 single work picture book children's

'Day Break is the story of a family making their way back to Country on January 26. We see the strength they draw from being together, and from sharing stories as they move through a shifting landscape.

'The story refocuses the narratives around ‘Australia Day’ on Indigenous survival and resistance, and in doing so honours the past while looking to the future. Confronting yet truthful, painful yet full of hope, Day Break is a crucial story that will open up a conversation on truth-telling for the next generation.' (Publication summary)

2022 winner APA Book Design Awards Designers' Choice Children's / Young Adult Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Amy McQuire.
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
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