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Josie Boyle Josie Boyle i(A69451 works by) (a.k.a. Josie Wowolla Boyle)
Born: Established: 1941 Morgans, Goldfields area, Southeast Western Australia, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 7 Dec 2020
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wongaii
(Storyteller) assertion
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Josie Boyle is an Aboriginal Elder, storyteller and painter who lives and works in Perth. At the age of two Josie was taken from her family and sent to Mt Margaret Mission until the age of 16. Josie regularly travels to visit family in Kalgoorlie and to return to her traditional lands in the surrounding areas. Mimbardda is the mother of Josie and a Wong-gu-tha woman. Josie receives her Dreaming stories from Mimbardda.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Shop Train Broome : Magabala Books , 2022 24486569 2022 single work picture book children's

'Every week, Rosie and her mother drive down the bumpy dirt road and across the rocky riverbed to visit the 'Shop Train'.

'The Shop Train was inspired by the Tea and Sugar train that began operating in 1917 to provide supplies and services for railworkers and people living in remote communities between Port Augusta in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

'The Shop Train is a heartwarming story about Rosie and her mum, and the rickety journey in their old car to pick up stores from the shop train. The train carried everything they needed, and was an exciting time for all who lived near its tracks. Rosie and her mum slowly wind their way through Wonghi country, on its dusty tracks and never-ending horizon, until they reach the train, brimming with activity and treasures from other places.

'Paul Seden's evocative illustrations effortlessly capture a bygone era, rendering the past with a deep sense of nostalgia, whilst capturing its uncluttered beauty. The Shop Train was inspired by similar journeys author Josie Wowolla Boyle took as a young girl. It was these journeys that left unforgettable memories on Josie, no matter how young or old she may have been.'  (Publication summary)

2023 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon Mrs White and the Red Desert Broome : Magabala Books , 2017 10820228 2017 single work picture book children's

'When a group of desert children invite their school teacher, Mrs White, home for dinner to show her why their homework is always grubby, no-one expects what is to come!

'They are happily showing Mrs White their higgledy piggledy garden when suddenly a big red sand storm comes billowing over the hill. Sand and spinifex whips at their legs and flies at their heads. They can hardly see through the storm.

'They hurry back home, only to discover that everything is now red. Their lovely clean house is covered in red dust. The beds are red. The washing on the line is red. The table is red. Their delicious dinner is red and ruined. And Mrs White’s clean white dress has turned into a dusty red dress. Now Mrs White finally knows why the children’s homework is always so grubby!' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
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