Vale Christobel Mattingley OAM a Children's Book Council of Australia (South Australian Branch) Luminary and Honorary Member.
The Branch was pleased to award our second Honorary Membership in February 2019 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to children's literature over an extended period of time.
Christobel passed away 1 June 2019 aged 87. The Branch extends its condolences to her family and friends. Her works will continue to delight, inform and resonate with generations ahead.
A tribute to her from the Adelaide Advertiser Saturday July 13 is attached here.
Congratulations Katharine England OAM. Katharine was awarded this honour in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for "services to literature".
Katharine has not only been a long term member and supporter of The Children's Book Council of Australia (SA Branch), but has also held committee positions and acted as a a judge for the CBCA Book of The Year Awards, most recently in 2017-2018.
She is a regular contributor and reviewer of children's books for the Adelaide Advertiser, bringing children's literature into equal prominence with adult literature.