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Pilbara Programme 2012-2017 supported by BHP. New Partner Search Begins!

Posted 5 years ago by Webmaster

From 2012 to 2017, students based in the regional communities of Hedland and Newman had greater access to literature and writing programmes thanks to The Literature Centre’s Principal Partnership with BHP.   Over the years, the partnership would grow to not only provide writing workshops with mainstream secondary and Graham Polly Farmer 'Follow the Dream' students, but also include Pilbara Book Weeks with visiting authors/illustrators in primary schools, and a comprehensive programme of Picture Book Workshops using travelling exhibitions of artwork in primary schools.

We are extremely proud of the expertise, inspiration and professional learning delivered in the Pilbara, working with students and teachers in the following schools:

Baler Primary School 

Cassia Primary School 

Port Hedland Primary School 

South Hedland Primary School

St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School 

Newman Primary School

South Newman Primary School 

Hedland Senior High School

Newman Senior High School


We look forward to seeing these schools build on their experiences by continuing to seek out quality Australian literature for children and young adults, and inviting Australian authors and illustrators to present in their schools.

Our thanks to everyone who travelled with us and supported us in the Pilbara during this time.

Thank you to BHP for investing in our not-for-profit Centre and validating the importance of our work with young Western Australians. We're proud to share our Letter of Commendation from BHP below, and invite companies in Perth and regional Western Australia who are looking for their next Education and Arts based partnership to contact us on


BHP Letter of Commendation


2017 Media Attachments: 

NW Telegraph - Barry Jonsberg

NW Telegraph - Michael G Bauer

NW Telegraph - Beck Blaxell Workshops