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y Tea and Sugar Christmas single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without sugar. Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please don't be late. Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly awaits the Christmas Tea and Sugar train. Will she meet Father Christmas? Will she receive a Christmas gift from him? A delightful, heart-warming story from the National Library of Australia that will intrigue, captivate and introduce readers to a slice of the past.Wonderful sensitive illustrations, including a beautiful double fold-out image showing the shops inside all the carriages. For 81 years, from 1915 to 1996, the Tea and Sugar Train travelled from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie once a week. It serviced the settlements along the Nullarbor Plain, a 1050-long rail link. It was a lifeline. There were no shops or services in these settlements. The train carried everything they needed: household goods, groceries, fruit and vegetables, a butcher's van, banking facilities and at one time even a theatrette car for showing films.The biggest excitement for the children was the first Thursday of December every year, when Father Christmas travelled the line. He distributed gifts to all the children on the way, including those of railway workers, those in isolated communities, and station kids.' (Publication summary)

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Train Tale a Sweet Inspiration Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 August 2015; (p. 27)
Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly Anastasia Gonis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , January 2015;

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
Review : Tea and Sugar Christmas H. M. Saxby , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 29 no. 5 2014; (p. 34)

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
Review : Tea and Sugar Christmas H. M. Saxby , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 29 no. 5 2014; (p. 34)

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly Anastasia Gonis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , January 2015;

— Review of Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly 2014 single work picture book
Train Tale a Sweet Inspiration Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 August 2015; (p. 27)
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