Dr June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents.  She utilizes multiarts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work.

She was recently invited to share Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute.  She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian literary landscape. Her first children’s book was the award-winning poetry collection, Magic Fish Dreaming (2016) illustrated by Helene Magisson.



Australian Children’s Poetry

Australian Society of Authors

Write Links 

Just Write For Kids

Creative Kids Tales  


You can find interviews here:

Kids Book Review Interview

Interview with ReadiLearn

Interview with Ali Stegert on Spilling Ink

Five Fantastic Facts with the Young Authors Academy


Member of the following groups or directories.



You can find June on  Twitter    Facebook    Vimeo    Pinterest

She is a regular photographic contributor to Nineteen Months.

Website June Perkins

4 thoughts on “Author

  1. Thanks Mim. The beauty of the cyberworld is finding connections of place, art, memory. I love working across media – each inspiring the other. I began writing poems as a young girl in Tasmania encouraged by teachers and the Tasmanian poetry festival.

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