S2E11 Author Illustrators

In this episode we chat with two local author illustrators who each use their art and story telling to reach a new generation with messages about love of nature and care for the environment. 

Trace Balla is a Castlemaine local and much beloved author/illustrator who has produced multiple comic style books about young people learning about and thus learning to love nature. Her latest creation ‘Landing with Wings’ has just been released by Allen & Unwin.

J. M. Rodier is a Kyneton local and has just published her first book called ‘Lanuola’.  It is a whimsical and fantastical short novel for tweens with occasional illustrations all about the real problem of crown of thorn starfish in our reefs.


Click here and then scroll to the bottom of the page to get downloadable kids activities based on the book by Trace Balla.


Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation

The eel festival

This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Turning the Goldfields Green. This series was created with support from MASG, MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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