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 Mudrooroo Narogin

Mudrooroo Narogin

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Mudrooroo is a Nyoongah from Cuballing, Western Australia. He started a prolific writing career in 1965 with Wildcat Falling, the first Aboriginal novel. Six novels, three poetry collections, two critical works and a non-fiction guide to Aboriginal mythology followed, along with extensive critical and creative contributions to international anthologies, journals and mass media. Mudrooroo is active in Aboriginal cultural affairs, having co-founded with Jack Davis the Aboriginal Writers, Oral Literature and Dramatists Association, and served on the Aboriginal Arts Unit committee of the Australia Council. He was also a founding judge of the UQP David Unaipon Award for new Aboriginal writers, and piloted Aboriginal literature courses at Murdoch University, The University of Queensland, The University of the Northern Territory and Bond University. Mudrooroo has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world, and lived in India for seven years. He and his wife, Janine, are currently in the process of moving back to the bush. Pacific Highway Boo-Blooz: Country Poems was published by UQP In 1996.