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Leah Purcell is a well known Goa-Gungurri -Wakka Wakks Murri actor and writer from Murgon in rural Queensland. She is a multi-award-winning and self-made author, playwright, actor, director, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and showrunner. In the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours Purcell was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to the performing arts, to First Nations youth and culture, and to women".
Judy Nunn was born in Perth,Western Australia, is an Australian fiction author, former theatre and television actress and radio and television1889188 screenwriter. Nunn was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours for her service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author.
Beverley Farmer was born in Melbourne. She is one of Australia’s great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women’s writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns. While she is best known for her fiction, her other works include written essays, poetry, reviews and criticism. Her writing has appeared in several magazines, journals and newspapers, including Overland, Westerly, Meanjin, Island Magazine and The Bulletin.
Suneeta Peres da Costa was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is of Goan heritage. Her work references Goan and subcontinental culture, history, families, diaspora and postcolonialism. She has also written on asylum seeker justice in Australia and women and endometriosis.1889207Saudade is a beautifully conceived story told from the perspective of a young Goan migrant, who lives with her family in Angola during the last years of Portuguese occupation. The title speaks to the melancholy longing for homeland that haunts the characters.