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Release date: November 2013

Publisher - Ford Street Press distributed by Alliance Distribution Services

Release date: February 2013

Publisher - Ford Street Press distributed by Alliance Distribution Services


Release date: December 2013, Picture-story book + 'Advance Australia Fair' activity book

Publisher: The Five Mile Press

Art roughs


"Celebration of Literature"
Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Queensland
13th - 15th March 2013

2005 Invitation

Michael will be one of the participating authors in this year's festival. This will be his 4th visit to the college.

Alexander Bunyip's
'Real History of Canberra'
at the
National Library of Australia
20th - 24th May 2013

(02) 6262 1271

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School Visits

Please go to the School Visits section on this website

Primary School and Secondary School visits are scheduled for most States and Territories

Michael and 'Bobo'
Michael's jungle garden



Garden mural at St Roch's Primary School, Glen Iris, Melbourne
Australian Authors and Publishers donate books to Fijian Schools, 2012


Inducted into the Hamilton Boy's High School Hall of Fame

Waikato Schools Tour

Michael attended the school in 1965-66 and won the Art Prize (1966)

Just released!

Michael Salmon's Dinosaur Books

QBooks for iPad from

Michael Salmon's six Dinosaur titles first published in 1988(USA) are now back in glowing colour, with original stories narrated by the Author.

Alexander Bunyip's 'Stories of Australia' at the National Library of Australia 18th - 19th June 2012

A National Year of Reading Project

NYOR (National Year of Reading) Celebrations 2012 COUNTRY NSW ACTIVITY:

Michael Salmon to help launch NYOR in Yass, NSW: 14th Feb 2012 (10.30am) Banjo Paterson Park, Yass

The National Year of Reading will be launched nationally on Tuesday 14th February and Yass Valley Library is celebrating by inviting local schools to participate in a combined schools event.
Writer and illustrator, Michael Salmon, has been invited to help launch the National Year of Reading in Yass.
After the official launch schools are invited to join Michael for one of his hilarious cartooning sessions.
All Yass Valley residents are invited to attend the launch.

14th Feb (6.30-7.30pm)
'Bedtime Story time' with Michael Salmon
Yass Library

As part of our National Year of Reading launch celebrations, families are invited to the Yass Library for a special 'Bedtime story time' with Michael Salmon.
A fun event for the whole family that is not to be missed.

15th Feb (3 School sessions)
All Local/District Schools invited, Yass Memorial Hall
Please contact Yass Library for session times

Yass Memorial Hall 14/02/12. Students from Gundaroo & Bowning Public Schools

MS + Students 14/02/12

New Books


Release Date: August 2012

(Ford Street publishing, distributed by MacMillan)

Lockyer Arts Festival

Lockyer Arts Festival, 13th - 16th January, 2012

'2012 Will witness this Queensland community's resilience and capacity to recover and rebuild from the devastating 2011 January floods'

Michael Salmon will deliver his one man show with lightning fast sketches of monsters, Alexander Bunyip and members of the audience. ...






  • Unveiled by the ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope on April 13th 2011 (artsACT project)
  • Stands in the Gungahlin Town Park, Canberra ACT
  • Sculpted and cast in bronze by Anne Ross (Melbourne)
  • Weighs 500kg, 2.2m in length, cost of Statue: $175,000.00
  • Original idea was from the Gungahlin Community Council ACT in September 2009

'The Statue'

Sculptor Anne Ross and Michael

Sculptor Anne Ross

Anne with Statue model

ACT Chief Minister with Michael


CANBERRA TV NEWS, September 2009:
'The Monster that ate Canberra'’ - Book , 1972


The National Library of Australia

  • Friday 13th May 2011
  • Day hosted by the National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Ms. Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, the new Director-General of the NLA launched the new edition of 'The Monster that ate Canberra' book
  • Book signing outside the Library shop
  • Michael then spoke to/cartooned for 300 Canberra Students in the NLA Theatre

The Director-General launches 'The Book'

Michael in the NLA Theatre

'The new edition'


The Australian Academy of Science

  • Saturday 13th August 2011
  • Day hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, ACT

New Books

'Bobo my Superdog'

(Ford Street Publishing, distributed by Macmillan)

Release date: June, 2011

Michael's dog Bobo is not your normal 'pampered pooch'. He has another life... a secret life... he's a 'SUPERHERO'!


Michael has created 'Krono the Kronosaurus and his friends' for the little outback town of Richmond, western Queensland.

Richmond and its neighbouring towns (Hughenden and Winton) are a part of the 'Dinosaur trail' … where Australian dinosaur/reptile fossils have been found over the last 100 years. They have many visitors to the towns, from both here and overseas … to view the incredible Dinosaurs/Marine reptiles.
Please visit their web site:

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