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Desmond Digby Desmond Digby i(A51355 works by)
Born: Established: 1933 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 10 Apr 2015 Scotts Head, Macksville area, Nambucca area, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1959
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Theatre designer and children's book illustrator, Desmond Digby's award winning illustrations for a picture book version of A. B. Paterson's Waltzing Matilda in 971 are acknowledged as a landmark in children's picture book illustration. The illustrations were exhibited at the 1973 Biennale d'Illustrations de Bratislava (BIB).

After childhood and tertiary study in New Zealand, Digby won a bursary to study at the Slade School in London in 1954 and began working in design for theatre and opera. He settled in Australia in 1959 and designed for the Elizabethan Trust Opera and the Australian Opera Company as well as designing and illustrating books for children.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Waltzing Matilda Sydney London : Collins , 1970 Z944905 1970 single work picture book children's
1972 winner International Awards Critici in Erba Prize For illustration.
1971 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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