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Pamela Lofts Pamela Lofts i(A43137 works by)
Born: Established: 1949 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Jul 2012 Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

After visiting the Kimberleys, Pamela Lofts adapted, retold and illustrated Aboriginal Dreaming stories told to her by George Mung Mung Lirrmiyarri, Daisy Utemorrah and other Aboriginal storytellers. In 2009, Lofts commented: 'The books have now been selling for over 25 years, and without exception, each of the custodians and storytellers and their families are very proud of the books and the niche that they fill in providing culturally appropriate early literacy material for Indigenous children, as well as exposing non Indigenous children to some of the richness of Aboriginal culture through storytelling. The authors and/ or schools involved still receive 50% of the royalites.'


Lofts has given Australian animals a humorous character in her illustrations to work by Marcia Vaughan and Mem Fox.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Hunwick's Egg Orlando : Harcourt , 2004 Z1177485 2004 single work picture book children's

'When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick's burrow, no one is quite certain what to think. And when it doesn't hatch right away, everyone is even more bewildered. Everyone except Hunwich, that is. Hunwick understands that the egg is his friend, and he is the only one who knows its secret.' (author's website)

2005 shortlisted KOALA Awards
y separately published work icon Yarrtji : Six Women's Stories from the Great Sandy Desert Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1997 Z1301222 1997 anthology oral history prose poetry dreaming story

'Life stories interwoven with over 700 stunning photographs and reproductions form a journey with these women sharing their country and culture. They are all storytellers, dancers, singers, healers and artists. The stories are told in their own words and their languages are represented.' (Source: Online)

1998 Shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
y separately published work icon Wombat Stew Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1984 Z795136 1984 single work picture book children's 'In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But all the other bush animals have a plan to save their friend. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gum nuts in his wombat stew, and the result is - a stew the dingo will never forget!' (Source: Publisher's website)
2004 YABBA Hall of Fame
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