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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, ;
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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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)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
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