Graham Davey Citation

YABBA President 1993 – 2013

Volunteer for 20 Years

Giant of the Children’s Book Industry

Graham Davey Citation

The Graham Davey Citation is named in honour of the 20 years service that Graham Davey provided YABBA as our volunteer President.

The YABBA Council presents the Graham Davey Citation each year to a book or person that through craft or contribution has made an impact on Australian Children’s literature.

Graham Davey
YABBA President
1993 – 2013

Honour Roll


Amanda and Chris Filshie

Amanda and Chris provided YABBA incredible support and service over 10 years as Council Secretary and Website Administrator respectively.


Richard Bennett
Richard was the honorary Treasurer of YABBA from 1985 through 2015.  Richard and his dedication to the YABBA ideal is the embodiment of the Graham Davey citation.  A person that has made a significant voluntary contribution to the YABBA organisation beyond any calling.


The Dragonkeepers Series & Carole Wilkinson
Written by Carole Wilkinson


The Very Cranky Bear
Written and Illustrated by Nick Bland

This book was choosen in the year of Graham’s passing as a book that linked perfectly to Graham’s dual life as YABBA President and a Storyteller.