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Sylvia Emmerton b. 1952 d. Aug 2005 (1 works by fr. 2004)

Sylvia Emmerton worked as a primary teacher at Shalom Christian College, a school for Indigenous children in Thuringowa. When Emmerton found she had breast cancer, she began to develop her writing skills. In 2002, Emmerton entered her stories into Black Ink's inaugural national Indigenous writing and illustrating competition, which she won, and her story was developed into the publication My Mob, Going to the Beach

(q.v.).

1 4 y My Mob, Going to the Beach Sylvia Emmerton , Jaquanna Elliott (illustrator), Thuringowa : Black Ink Press , 2004 Z1186427 2004 single work picture book children's

'This is a nostalgic look at life in the 1950s as an Aboriginal family travel by foot to the beach.' (Books from My Backyard: Must-Read Books from Queensland, 21)

1 Sad Passing of a Talented Writer Jeanie Adams , 2005 single work obituary (for Sylvia Emmerton )
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 September no. 359 2005; (p. 26)
1 Harmony Day Launch for New Kids' Book Alf Wilson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 March no. 347 2005; (p. 40)
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