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Library to host queen of Australian TV and writing

Library to host queen of Australian TV and writing
26 September 2023

Author Judy Nunn
Author Judy Nunn
Author Judy Nunn

Mount Gambier Library will host popular Australian actress and award-winning author Judy Nunn with the launch of her blockbuster novel Black Sheep on Wednesday 4 October at 7:00pm at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre.

Judy Nunn has had a successful stage and television career in Australia, best known for her appearances in Sons and Daughters, Prisoner and Home and Away.

In the 90s Judy turned her hand to writing and her first three books became instant bestsellers. Now, with 18 books to her name and over one million copies sold worldwide, Judy Nunn is one of Australia’s most successful authors. - Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Books

Black Sheep is a historical novel about a prosperous sheep-farming family and the enigmatic young man they let into their lives.

Orphaned at sixteen, James Wakefield was determined to be a gun shearer like his father. Now he’s killed twice, changed his name, and is on the run from the law. He had his reasons for bother murders, and he felt no joy in taking life, or did he?

Ben McKinnon, meanwhile, is heir to the vast Glenfinnan sheep property near Goulburn, New South Wales. He too has a secret life that, if ever revealed, would shatter the privileged lives of his father, Alastair, and his sisters Jenna and Adele.

When fate brings James and Ben together, a powerful friendship is forged, both men gladly becoming the keeper of the other’s secret.

Then Ben insists his new friend come to work at Glenfinnan Station. Has James finally found the family he has always longed for? Or has the McKinnon dynasty just unwittingly adopted a black sheep?

“With a mixture of historical facts and well-drawn characters, Judy Nunn once again brings Australian history vividly to life,” Kristi Brooks said.

This free event will be held at the Dress Circle at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre. Supper will be provided and books will be available for sale and signing on the night. Please book your place by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes on 8721 2577 or

Black Sheep by Judy Nunn