Tuesday, 26 January 2010

bottersnikes and other lost things

Happy Australia Day! And what better post than this - a beautiful book I came across when home: Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things. A celebration of Australian illustrated children's books by Juliet O'Conor. I was so happy to find this book. It's just beautiful. Featuring, among others... Louisa Anne Meredith, Loved and Lost! The True Story of a Short Life; Told in Gossip Verse, p 69. Londom, Day & Son, 1860.
From The Young Australian's Alphabet. Melbourne, William Calvert, 1871.Louise Anne Meredith, Tasmanian Friends and Foes, feathered, Furred and Finned: A Family Chornicle of Country Life, Natural History and Vertiable Adventure, plate II. London, Marcus Ward & Co., 1880.Detail from Dot and the Kangaroo. Ethel Pedley, illustrated by Frank P Mahony, p 32. London, Thomas Burleigh, 1900.
The Australian ABC, Melbourne, Valentine & Sons, c. 1915.
May Gibbs, Gumnut Babies, detail. Sydney, Angus & Roberston, 1916.
Hough McCrae, illustrated by Norman Carter, The Australian Alphabet. Front cover by Melbourne, Angus & Robertson, c. 1920.
Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding: Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, and His Friends Bill Barncle and Sam Sawnoff, front cover, Angus & Robertson, 1936.Hal Missingham, Australian Alphabet. Front cover by Sydney, Consolidated Press, 1942.
The Vain Red Fox, front cover above and detail below. Franklin Moss, illustrated by Elaine Haxton. Sydney, John Sands, 1947.Dick Roughsey (Goobalathaldin) The Rainbow Serpent. Sydney, Collins, 1975.
Possum Magic, Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas. Adelaide, Omnibus, 1983.Graeme Base, Animalia. Melbourne, Viking Kestrel, 1986. Jeannie Baker, Where the Forest Meets the Sea. Sydney, Julia MacRae Books, 1987.
Shaun Tan, The Arrival, front cover. South Melbourne, Lothian, 2006.

Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things, Juliet O'Conor.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press (1 Oct 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0522856514

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay Happy Australia Day everyone and to you Lel! I miss home today... Shall we all crack a VB laters? x