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June Perkins June Perkins i(A35569 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 Port Moresby,
Papua New Guinea,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Female
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June Perkins immigrated to Australia in 1970, and became an Australian citizen when she was ten. She is a multiplatform storyteller (writing, video, blog, song writing and photographer), based in North Queensland, raised in Tasmania, and of Mekeo (Papua New Guinea Indigenous) and Australian background.

She regularly guest blogs for ABC Open as well as keeping personal blogs: she participated in the Aftermath project, blogging the recovery of her community for cyclone Yasi.

For works not individually indexed on AustLit, please see Notes below.

(Source: June Perkins 2013, 2016)

Most Referenced Works


  • Other works by author:


    'First Day', on Australian Children's Poetry (website), 27 January 2017 (

    Short Stories:

    'Ute Angels' in Cyclone Yasi: Our Stories, (2011).


    ''Magic Fish Dreaming: How to Crowd Fund a Poetry Book', Writing Queensland website, 18 October 2016 (

    'Blogging the Storm', Writing from the Edge (Writing Queensland), 2016.

    'Fred Murray, Birria of the Minean', To Baha'i Chronicles, 2015 (

    '"Tracks" & Photo Collages', Aboriginal History Journal, 30 (2007): 67.

    'Black Ducks Fly to the City' in Pools, Pelicans, and Memories, South Coast Writer's Anthology, (2003).

    'Surfing the News Waves: A Baha'i Newsreel for the Pacific and Asia', Australian Baka'i Studies, 1.1 (1999)

    'Unity through Cultural Diversity, Reflections on my Cultural Identity.' Cultural Diversity Issue, Queensland Community Arts Network, (1995):2-3.

    'Song for Martha', World Order, 38.1 (2006): 42

    'Cargo', World Order, 38:2 (2006): 29


    'The Search for Unity in Diversity: Two Aoteraroa/New Zealand Plays', New Literature's Review, 31 (1996):33-52.

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