Children’s Literature Digital Resources
An Australian Children's Literature Project
Coordinated by AACLAP & CLDR Editors
  • About

    Children's Literature Digital Resources is a full text digital repository of Australian children’s literature from 1830 to 1945. Users can read online the complete texts of a selection of early Australian children’s literature, both popular and rare.

    Digitised items include children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, short stories, and picture books. Users can also read related full text critical articles that were digitised as part of the project.

    Authors of primary sources include Irene Cheyne, E. W. Cole, Richard Rowe, Lillian M. Pyke, and Dorothy Wall.

    Secondary sources include critical works by Clare Bradford, Heather Scutter, Kerry White, Sharyn Pearce, and Marcie Muir.

    The completed project is used as a valuable research tool by students, schools, researchers, and academics across a range of disciplines.

    Read more about Children's Literature Digital Resources and its aims in 'Present and Active: Digital Publishing in a Post-Print Age' by Professors Kerry Mallan and Annette Patterson.

  • Aims of the Project

    The project’s key aims were to:

    – establish an important digital facility for research, teaching, and information provision around Australian children’s literature

    – provide access to a wide range of high-quality full-text data, both primary and secondary resources

    – provide access to essential library and research information infrastructure and facilities for established and emerging researchers in the fields of Humanities and Education

    – enable research while preserving important heritage material.