Uncle Wes Marne, Bigambul Elder, launches book for his

100th birthday


Running Water Community Press is honoured to be working in partnership with BLACKBOOKS, a division of Tranby Aboriginal Cooperative in the launch of this special collection of poetry by Uncle Wes Marne to mark his 100th birthday.

Click here for more information. Click here to buy the book.

BLACKBOOKS®, a division of Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Limited (established 1957), is proudly partnered with Running Water Community Press through both our vision and shared mission for a just and equitable future for all grounded in respecting the sovereign rights of First Nations peoples across this continent. Through our partnership, we are working together to share skills, understanding and uplift the voices of First Nations peoples as the foundation for the national truth-telling movement that is gaining important momentum. Together Sharing Stories: Telling Truths.

– Tony Duke, manager of BLACKBOOKS®

Second edition of ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye; Women’s Talk’ out now!

“I love this book. It holds so much value. Each poem is a gift and it has been put together with so much care.”

Ellen van Neerven, Mununjali poet

‘Lyapirtneme is an Arrernte word that means growing back, returning. It’s like if a bushfire went through the land, and all the trees burnt down, and the roots underground are still alive. When the rain comes you see little shoots growing out of the bottom of the tree, growing back again.’ 

Therese Perrurle Ryder, Arrernte Elder

In this anthology twenty-two Arrernte women share poetry from the heart of the continent around the theme Lyapirtneme.

This publication is a partnership between Akeyulerre Healing Centre, NT Writers Centre and Running Water Community Press.

For more information, click here.

 Running Water Community Press is a community controlled publisher run by our authors and other local writers affiliated with Mparntwe/Alice Springs. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Arrernte Country where we live and work.


For First People’s visiting this website, we warn you that it contains images and voices of deceased persons.