The 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 affected by the British nuclear tests at Maralinga on their traditional country’.
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The Children’s Book Council of Australia has often recognised her literary achievements throughout the decades Dr Mattingley has published books for children.
1972 Highly Commended: The Windmill at Magpie Creek (Illus. Gavin Rowe)
Favourable Mention: Worm Weather (Illus. Carolyn Dinan)
1982 Commended: Book of the Year & Winner: Junior Book of the Year: Rummage (Illus. Patricia Mullins)
1984 Finalist: Picture Book of the Year: The Magic Saddle (Illus. Patricia Mullins)
1985 Shortlisted: Picture Book of the Year: The Angel with a Mouth-organ (Illus. Astra Lacis)
1996 Honour Book: Picture Book of the Year: The Race (Illus. Anne Spudvilas)