Authors » Ngarta Jinny Bent
Ngarta Jinny Bent
Ngarta Jinny Bent spent her early years as a hunter and gatherer in the Great Sandy Desert. Following her arrival at Christmas Creek Station, Ngarta was put to work, but ran away to Cherrabun to join the man who had been chosen as her husband, and later raised a family. In middle age she learned to paint, and her work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas. In her later years Ngarta spent much of her time on her family’s outstation on the edge of the desert, and made many journeys back to her country. She died in 2002.
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.