Children’s authors honoured in Australia Post Legends awards

Children’s authors honoured in Australia Post Legends awards

by Freya Lucas

January 18, 2019

Five Australian children’s authors will be honoured in the 2019 Australia Post Legends Awards, in a move which Australia Post says “celebrates their significant contribution to Australian children’s literature”


The 2019 ‘legends’ – Mem Fox AM, Morris Gleitzman, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester and Shaun Tan – ­will each have their portrait featured on new postage stamps which will form part of the 2019 Australian Legends of Children’s Literature stamp issue.


Australia Post Executive General Manager Community & Consumer, Nicole Sheffield, said these ‘outstanding’ individuals have been recognised for their part in shaping the social and cultural life of Australia.


The Australia Post Legends Award celebrates living Australians who have made a unique contribution to the nation through their field of endeavour, inspiring the community and influencing the way Australians think about themselves and the community.


The stamps and associated products are available at participating Post Offices, via mail order through phoning 1800 331 794, and online at from 17 January 2019 while stocks last.