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Michael Torres Michael Torres i(A108247 works by) (a.k.a. Michael Anthony Torres)
Born: Established: 1960 ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Jabirrjabirr / Djabera Djabera people
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BiographyHistory

Michael Torres is a descendant of the Jabirr Jabirr people from the coastline between Broome and Beagle Bay on the Dampier Peninsular. Torres is a singer songwriter, photographer and artist who writes short stories about Australian country as a hobby.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dead Man's Gold Broome : Magabala Books , 2010 Z1699965 2010 single work children's fiction adventure

'An exciting adventure set in the rugged Kimberley region, Dead Man's Gold draws on the legends of the Australian outback, featuring treasure hunting, droving, gold prospecting — and ghosts.

'Billy Stone rides out one morning, headed for the cattle muster at Black Hills Station, but a stop at the waterhole in No-Man's Gorge leads to some startling discoveries. A skeleton, a silver pistol and a treasure map take him on a wild ride full of twists and turns.

'Billy's bush skills and the guidance of a mysterious gold prospector, known only as "the old timer", help him to track down the treasure and outwit the likes of wiley One Arm Jack who would trick Billy out of what is rightfully his.

'In Dead Man's Gold, earthy illustrations using mixed media including watercolour, pencil and ink help tell the story, and bridge the gap between children's picture books and upper primary readers.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 Short listed Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature
2010 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature
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