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Phillip Hall Phillip Hall i(A20769 works by) (a.k.a. Phillip Gijindarraji Hall; Skin Name: Jabala)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Gudanji ; Aboriginal
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Phillip Hall lived for many years in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands of NSW, and more recently in Far North Queensland. In 2011 Hall moved to Borroloola, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, where he has worked in remote Indigenous education. During his time in Borroloola, he has collaborated with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre to establish Indigenous poets’ groups, poetry festivals and the Barkly Poetry Wall. Hall has been made a Gudanji man, known also by his skin name of Jabala and his traditional name of Gijindarraji where he is a member of the Rrumburriya clan; he is Jungkayi (custodian) for Jayipa.

In 2012 Hall completed a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, supervised by Alan Wearne and Peter Minter. In 2014 his first book of poetry, Sweetended in Coals, was published by Ginninderra Press. [Source: NT Writers Centre and Reading Across the Pacific ]

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