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Olga Miller Olga Miller i(A65283 works by) (a.k.a. Wandi)
Born: Established: 27 Mar 1920 Maryborough, Maryborough (Qld) area, Maryborough - Hervey Bay - Fraser Island area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: Aug 2003 Maryborough, Maryborough (Qld) area, Maryborough - Hervey Bay - Fraser Island area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland,
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Butchulla/Batjala/Badtjala ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

The words Wandi (the wild duck) and Moonie Jarl (Teller of Tales) are the Aboriginal names of sister and brother Mrs Olga Miller and Wilf Reeves of Maryborough, Queensland. Their father was an elder of the Butchulla people. It was from the elders of the Butchulla people that Miller and Reeves learned their stories and the art of illustrating them. She is known by her people as 'Caboonya' (keeper of Records), a title given to her by her grandfather, Fred Wondunna (The Dreaming website, 2007)

Most Referenced Works

Notes

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

Personal Awards

2002 Queensland Greats Awards 'Known as Auntie, the late Olga Miller was an internationally acclaimed author and consultant on Aboriginal culture and traditions. Born in Maryborough, Auntie was an Elder of the Butchulla nation that borders Mount Bauple, Burrum Heads and Double Island Point. The Legends of Moonie Jarl was one of the first books ever authored by Aboriginal people in Australia and Auntie created the illustrations using her own style. She spent her time educating non-Indigenous Australians about pre-European history and Aboriginals on their own cultural background. Auntie was the Patron of Buallum Jarl Bah, a centre for Indigenous students studying at the University of Southern Queensland's Wide Bay Campus at Hervey Bay.' Source: /www.premiers.qld.gov.au/awards-and-recognition/ (Sighted 23/06/2010).
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