Remembering Lionsville


FISH - Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health

Short-listed Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, Indigenous Children 2013

This beautiful book for the whole family tells, in words and pictures, Bronwyn Bancroft's unique and inspiring story of growing up in country New South Wales.

'Come with me to my family's old house in Lionsville. It's full of memories. It's a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place.

We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night.

And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people's stories. We learned a lot that way.'

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.

'A book about holding on to memories, treasuring stories and embracing where we came from.' The School Magazine

About the Author
Bronwyn is a Djanbun clan member of the Bundjalung Nation.

Bronwyn has a diverse artistic practice, including public art commissions and imagery design for private commission. Bronwyn illustrated her first children's book, The Fat and Juicy Place, in 1992. Since then, Bronwyn has authored and illustrated over thirty books for children.

Bronwyn was the Australian finalist for the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Excellence in Children's Book Illustration in 1994. In 2010, Bronwyn received the Dromkeen Medal for her contribution to Australian Literature and in 2016 was the Australian Finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award (Illustrator).

Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Copyright Agency, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Arts Law, Commonwealth Bank RAP Committee and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.

Bronwyn has a Diploma of Visual Arts, and two Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, one in Studio Practice and the other in Visual Art. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney.

About the Book


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