Lisa Kennedy Lisa Kennedy i(A71552 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Lisa Kennedy grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, and is a artist and poet. Kennedy is a descendant of the Trawl wool way, Plair Ry Mer Reen Ner and Kal Lere Ne Nan Ne Nere people of Tasmania.

Most Referenced Works


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

Awards for Works

Welcome to Country 2016 single work picture book children's

'This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

'Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to Country.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 recommended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Picture Book and Younger Readers
2017 shortlisted APA Australian Educational Publishing Awards Primary Educational Picture or Chapter Book
2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
2017 winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
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