The Endless Playground

The Endless Playground

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This lavishly illustrated book takes a broad sweep through the history of Australian childhood, from the early nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on material from the Library's Pictorial, Manuscript, Ephemera and Newspaper Collections, and using excerpts from the Oral History Collection, in addition to specially commissioned feature articles from Robert Holden, and children's writers Steven Herrick, Ursula Dubosarsky and Jack Bedson, the book surveys and celebrates two centuries of growing up in Australia.And to this day Ia#39;m sure they wondered what on earth it was theya#39;d spawned a€” but they used to do it. And I just ... Which of course seemed to me quite ridiculous, because Ia#39;d decided long since that if there was one thing I was going to be in this world, I was going to be a writer. ... Then in my last two years at school I happened to be taught by an absolutely marvellous woman called Mrs Russell- Smith .

Title:The Endless Playground
Author:Paul Cliff
Publisher:National Library Australia - 2000-01-01


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