Christobel Mattingley honoured by the University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania presented Dr Christobel Mattingley with an Honourary Doctorate of Letters at the winter graduation in Hobart.

The university  press release states ‘Many of her books have been shortlisted, won awards, or been translated into other languages… Dr. Mattingley has also made a nationally significant contribution to the recording of Indigenous histories, most recently through her work with remote Anangu communities in South Australia ...’.

Christobel has written 50 books, 45 for children and five adult books of biography and history, as well as short stories, poetry, articles and film scripts. 

She is currently working on an art book featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian art (being produced by the Bible Society) with the title:  Our Mob – God’s Story.   It will be published in 2017, the bicentenary of the establishment of the Bible Society in Australia.

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