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John Bodey John Bodey i(A31596 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 Derby, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Bardi
(Storyteller) assertion
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John Bodey's boyhood years were spent in Darwin, and his boarding school years in Charters Towers. His grandparents and mother were born at Bullgan near Cape Leveque, and among his ancestors are the Bardi and Watjalum peoples. He has lived in Derby and Kununurra and his working life has included truck driving and horticulture, mostly in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

In May 1997, John Bodey graduated with an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Tropical Horticulture from Northern Territory University.

Since publishing When Darkness Falls, John Bodey has only been credited with one other work, a short prose piece that won a Northern Territory Literary Award in 2011.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

1998 co-winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writer's Award 'My Son, the Father'.

Awards for Works

wadjita 2011 single work prose
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2011 2011; (p. 107-115)

'The hot desert wind swirled around the group of men sitting in what little shade the acacia bush growing on top of a lofty sandhill afforded, which was precious little. But it wasn’t the shade, nor the tree, that was of consequence; rather, it was a ‘man’s’ site ... Women had their areas, men theirs ... Gullal pointed with his face, his chin, ...'

2011 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Dymocks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers' Award
y separately published work icon When Darkness Falls St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z382204 2000 selected work prose Indigenous story young adult 'Set in the Kimberley region of Western Australia this is a collection of powerful love stories from the past. Each story explores different aspects of love - from mothers' love to lustful love, from forbidden or dutiful love to innocence.' (Source: Back cover, UQP 2000 edition)
1997 winner Queensland Literary Awards Unpublished Indigenous Writer : David Unaipon Award
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