Authors and Artists

Tom Baddeley

Tom Baddeley

Tom Baddeley had a very happy childhood growing up in South Perth with his much adored ten-pound Pom parents and two brothers. He’s not sure whether it was his mum’s enjoyment of biography, his dad’s passion for all things milita... Full profile

Kim E. Beazley, AO

Kim E. Beazley, AO

Kim Edward Beazley, AO, was born in 1917 and died in 2007. He was the Minister for Education in the government of Gough Whitlam and a Labor member for Fremantle in the Australian House of Representatives for 32 years from 1945 to 1977. Full profile

Kim Beazley Jnr

Kim Beazley Jnr

Kim Beazley Junior has had a distinguished career as a politician and an academic. He was Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 1996 to 2001 then from 2005 to 2006. He was a Minister in the government of Bob Hawke from 1983 to 1991 and was Dep... Full profile

K.A. Bedford

K.A. Bedford

K.A. Bedford is the author of Orbital Burn, Eclipse, Hydrogen Steel, Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait and Paradox Resolution. He has twice won the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick... Full profile

Valda Blundell

Valda Blundell

Valda Blundell is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has undertaken anthropological fieldwork on Indigenous art and culture in Canada and in the Kimberley region. She has worked with Kimberley Aboriginal people to rep... Full profile

Ross Bolleter

Ross Bolleter

Ross Bolleter is a composer who has devoted many of his CDs to exploring the realms of the Ruined Piano. He worked as a professional pianist, accordionist and piano and accordion teacher for 25 years. His albums have been released internationally ... Full profile

Annie Boyd

Annie Boyd

Annie Boyd spent her childhood in Perth and returned to Western Australia in her thirties where her interest in marine life turned to shipwrecks and maritime history. A chance mention of Koombana at a maritime archaeology meeting sparked her inte... Full profile

Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown

Alexander ‘Sandy’ Brown was born on De Grey Station in January 1930. As a boy he learned the Ngarla Nyamal, and Coastal Nyangumarta languages, the niceties and intricacies of their cultures, and all the Aboriginal knowledge and skills ... Full profile

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is a horticulturalist and occasional writer who lives on a small holding in southern Tasmania with his partner Marleen, two staffies, two cows, a goat and assorted sheep, geese, chooks and other birds. He greatly prefers building f... Full profile

Ron Bunney

Ron Bunney

Ron Bunney was born in Geraldton, Western Australia. Early in his writing career he worked on a number of series for children’s television, including Falcon Island, before publishing several successful titles for teenage readers. Ron died in... Full profile