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Michelle Dawson Michelle Dawson i(A139575 works by)
Born: Established:
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1985
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Michelle Dawson was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia in 1985. She started work as a professional artist in 1996 and has studied both in Australia and the UK at the UCL Slade Art School. Dawson has lived and worked in a converted church near the coast in rural Australia.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Fluke 2017 single work picture book children's

'In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was the third time in recorded history that a Southern right whale had been born in the harbour. The mother and calf stayed in the sheltered waters of the city’s inlets and bays for several months before heading south to the Antarctic waters. The people of Sydney were entranced by the presence of these whales so close to the city. Since then there have been numerous other sightings of whale calves in Sydney waters, including one which was found nestling next to a boat after being separated from its mother. '

'The story of Fluke is based on these events. '  (Publication Summary)

2018 commended Whitley Awards
2018 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books
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