Kartanya Maynard

Kartanya Maynard is a Trawlwoolway woman of Nipaluna/Hobart in Lutruwita/Tasmania. Since a young age, Kartanya has been a storyteller and always aspired to be an artist. She has gone onto establishing herself as a musician and actor, and now emerging as a writer and poet. In 2019, Kartanya won the Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writer’s Award for her poem, ‘Blackscape’, during the Hobart Writers Festival.


Have you ever seen a yellowing leaf clutching to a tree branch? Listened so carefully you could hear it screaming? The tree is rotting from its roots, but it still grows, It still clings to its leaves. It stands strong …

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