Under The Milky Way
About the Cover Artwork
Jonelle (Nellie) Green
is a Badimaya woman from the Yamatji people of the Central Wheatbelt area of Western
Australia. Born in Morawa, Western Australia, she lived most of her life in Perth and Fremantle, before moving to
Melbourne in 2001. Nellie has 3 sisters and 2 brothers and is an Aunty and Great Aunty.
Nellie has a strong professional background in higher education, and is involved in issues concerning media representation,
creative writing, social justice and the human rights of Indigenous peoples.
Over the years, Nellie has represented her Community/s locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She was
winner of the 2000 NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year in the ATSIC Noongar (Perth) Region awards and has been
published in Indigenous anthologies and other publications. Nellie produced the beautiful artwork ‘Spirit Strength’ for
the cover of the first edition of