Looking forward to a day


In a time when identities can lead to

tribalism and nationalism

my blood is not thicker than water.

I choose to be a world citizen

celebrating unity in diversity and

the full diversity of

all my cultural heritages.

World Unity Day

that’s a celebration worth hoping for.

Love you Mum and Dad


Queensland, Papua New Guinea,

Papua New Guinean Australia,

Oceania, France, England

and any other culture that wants to claim me.

I will be yours.

By June Perkins

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Prompt #1 2019

I love this prompt!

Australian Children’s Poetry Website

I hope you have all enjoyed reading a poem a day during January.

Our first prompt this year is a picture.

What does it bring to mind?

Look at it through the eyes of a child.

Please send poems to




And this weeks quote by the very famous J.K. Rowling

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”

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Magic Fish Dreaming at APT 9


This is me reading at APT9 Summer Festival on the GOMA Lawn

A special moment in front of sign with my name on it! Also meeting the Kiribati community. I travelled to Kiribati when I was twenty so it was lovely to see them storytelling at the festival as well.

Checking out the Bollywood dancing. Fantastic fun. All families especially into it.

Meeting two Papua New Guinea ladies, Veronica from the Bouganville Brisbane community and a Papua New Guinea lady resident in Brisbane learning PNG weaving. This reminded me of my days in Tully with my Vanuatu and Aboriginal friend, crafting and chatting. Although today I just watched.

Debut of the Brolga poem. It went so well this day. Here we are being brolgas.

The two hand puppets. Must do a post on them all on their own. Thanks so much to David Perkins for making these. So happy with…

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Magic Fish Dreaming at APT9

11.00AM Fri 18 Jan 2019 – Sunday 20th Jan 2019

GOMA | GOMA Cafe Bistro Lawn | Free

Come and relax under the fig tree by the river from 11.00am – 12.00pm and hear poems by poet and children’s author Dr June Perkins and stories from members of the Brisbane Kiribati community.

​Free, no bookings required.

Friday and Saturday Auslan Translating Available.

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