Bottersnikes and other lost things : a celebration of Australian illustrated children's books

O'Conor, Juliet 2009, Bottersnikes and other lost things : a celebration of Australian illustrated children's books, Miegunyah Press, Carlton, Vic..

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Title Bottersnikes and other lost things : a celebration of Australian illustrated children's books
Author(s) O'Conor, Juliet
Publication date 2009
Total pages ix, 261 p.
Publisher Miegunyah Press
Place of Publication Carlton, Vic.
Keyword(s) Australian children's literature, history
Literary History
Children's Literature, Australian
Summary This is a history of illustrated Australian children's books published between 1845 and 2008 that emphasises the lesser known elements of the Australian child's literary history. Beyond the icons, such as May Gibbs' Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and Dorothy Wall's Blinky Bill, lie a wealth of illustrated books that broaden the potential for further research. Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things with over 400 full colour illustrations, is a tangible resource giving researchers the potential to expand our understanding of Australian children's literature: Advertising and ephemeral children's books provide insight into the varied nature children's reading from the turn of the 20th century; The educational reading reveals the expectations of the adults who wrote the School Papers and Readers and the aspirations they had for their readership; Attitudes to cultural difference across this period is remarkable for the overt nature of the racist portrayal of Indigenous Australians during the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. These are some of the aspects of the Australian child's literary heritage explored for the first time in this history of Australian children's literature.
ISBN 9780522856514
Language eng
Field of Research 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
HERDC collection year 2009
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