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Michael Salmon Michael Salmon i(A45496 works by) (a.k.a. Michael Hearsey Salmon)
Born: Established: 1949 Wellington, Wellington (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1966
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Michael Salmon began his artistic career soon after leaving school. He joined the marionette troupe 'The Tintookies' in 1968 as a stage manager / trainee designer and for ten years (1978-1988) ran his own show 'Alexander Bunyip's Billabong'. His books include the Alexander Bunyip books adapted from a program he created for ABC Television called Alexander's Afternoon. He has held exhibitions of his artwork and has worked extensively with school groups. Salmon has written and illustrated prolifically for children and has also created picture books in various series (see list of publications) and including Dinosaur Swamp (a series of readers).

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Monster Who Ate Australia Templestowe : Lamont , 1986 Z997464 1986 single work picture book children's
1990 winner YABBA Picture Book
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