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Jane Christophersen Jane Christophersen i(A91483 works by) (a.k.a. Jane Garlil Christophersen)
Born: Established: 1925 Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Bunitj people
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BiographyHistory

During her early years, Jane Christophersen was raised living off the land in the Kakadu National Park. Around age nine she was taken away to live with a family in Darwin. She is a traditional owner of Kakadu, an elder of the Bunitj clan and has also been a member of the Kakadu Board of Management.

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Awards for Works

Kakadu Calling : Stories for Kids 2007 selected work children's fiction 'Jane Christophersen, an elder of the Bunitj clan in Kakadu National Park, opens up our hearts with this wonderful collection of stories from the Australian bush. Join the adventures of Burrki, a young boy who travels across a huge landscape to find his way home, encountering buffaloes and snakes along the way. Step into Mardjibi's shoes and feel what it's like to visit the city after you have lived your whole life in the bush.' Source: Publisher's blurb
2007 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature Outstanding Achievement in Literature
My Home in Kakadu 2005 single work picture book children's 'Through the eyes of her granddaughter, Tarrah, respected elder Jane Christophersen reveals the beauty of life in Kakadu National Park and the significance of the changing seasons to those who live there.' Source: Book jacket.
2006 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature Nomination for Jane Christophersen.
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