50th Birthday Celebrations 2024

50th Birthday Celebrations 2024

50th Birthday Celebrations
‘when we started and where we are now’…. 1974

NCACL celebrates 50 years of championing Australian children’s stories
by Suzanne Lazaroo with photographs by Tyler, UC Photographer

50th Birthday Messages

NCACL Activities over the years Powerpoint

Online and in person activities
Take the NCACL Video Tour

Read and engage directly with those passionate about Australian Children’s Literature
Online and now available

Never Be Late for a Parade:
Virtual Exhibition of 22 of Shaun Tan’s digital artworks

held at Mura Gadi Gallery UC Library Building 8 Level B on 19 February – 14 March 2024

Bob Graham talks about his work
held on 11 March 2024 12.30 – 1.30pm

Panel: Telling Tales: Inside Australian Children’s Literature YouTube
Ann James AM, Christopher Cheng, Eva Mills and Sally Allen
Held on 11 March 2024 2.30-4.00pm 

Venue: University of Canberra, Clive Price Suite, Building 1 Room 1C50
Profiles of panel members
Sponsored by: The University of Canberra and The Book Cow
Authors’ books were available for purchase.

Out of the Box: The Art and Life of Emily Rodda
Jon Appleton’s downloadable PDF, was posted free at Noon on 12 March 2024.

50th Birthday Party
NCACL 50th birthday party, opened by University of Canberra interim Vice-Chancellor &
President, Professor Lucy Johnston, and joined by much loved childrens literature creators Bob Graham, Christopher Cheng and Ann James AM.
Held on 12 March 2024 5.00-7.00pm at The Hub, University of Canberra Bruce ACT

NCACL open to showcase art treasures and 58,000 book collection.
NCACL visits dates available:
Wednesday 13 March 9am-5pm
Thursday 14 March 1030am -5pm
Friday 15 March 9am-5pm

The Lost Thing Talk
Professional Development for Teachers Standard 22, 2.5, 3.4, 6.2, & 7.1
Sessions were scheduled for groups of no more than 30 persons.

Marketed events:
To book for any NCACL events, please read the following instructions:
Use the Stripe online donations and payment platform.

Please use the following alternative method of payment to register for these events: Direct deposit through your bank using the following form and account information.

Account Name: National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Incorporated Literature In – Gifts
BSB: 062 901
Account Number: 10201872
Please use your last name and initial(s) in the “From” area of your bank’s transfer form, e.g. ClarkeAJ.


Did you join NCACL for its 50th Birthday Celebrations?