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Australian Kaleidoscope by Barbara Ker Wilson

Australian Kaleidoscope by Barbara Ker Wilson

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Australian Kaleidoscope

by Barbara Ker Wilson

illustrated by Margery Gill

Collins, 1968, [First Edition], black and white illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners’ inscription on title page; dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears, small parts missing at edges (see photographs)

“It is a rich anthology of verse and prose containing some of the best writings to come from Australia.  The book has been divided into four parts: City, Country, Outback and Shoreline, and the contributions within those parts include extracts from the journals of the early pioneers as well as writings from today’s authors.
A span of roughly two hundred years is covered and the impressions range from a bitter-sweet ballad composed by a convict; and aboriginal legend by Patricia Wrightson; a moving account by Eve Pownall of one of Australia’s unsung heroines, the pioneer women who never knew what it was like to have a holiday; to a light-hearted story by a young student at Adelaide University telling of a ski-ing holiday in the alps of Victoria.  A wide variety of reading tastes is catered for and this is a book which can be dipped into again and again, each dip bringing forth a new delight.’

 

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