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Issue Details: First known date: 1916... 1916 The Children at Kangaroo Creek
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'There are four children, Arthur and Kitty, the twins, then Peter, and lastly Bertha. They are orphans and live with their uncle and guardian in a big, comfortable house on the outskirts of Melbourne. The story starts with the arrival of a new governess who has come to take the place of a much-loved lady who had managed them for six years. They are good children, but everything has been made easy for them, and they have been ruled by love, while laws have hardly been known. Business calls their uncle away, and the four, with the new governess, go to a farm at Kangaroo Creek, where the lady of the house dislikes children, and has a code of rules not easy to keep, failure being punished with great severity[...] In spite of harshness the children are happy, for Kangaroo Creek is very beautiful, and they revel in the country life till catastrophe occurs.' Source: 'New Novels', The Advertiser, 3 March, 1917.

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  • Back cover contains advertising for other British Australasian publications.

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New Novels 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1917; (p. 13)

— Review of The Children at Kangaroo Creek Frances Fitzgerald , 1916 single work children's fiction
"The Children of Kangaroo Creek" 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 7 March 1917; (p. 45)

— Review of The Children at Kangaroo Creek Frances Fitzgerald , 1916 single work children's fiction
New Novels 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1917; (p. 13)

— Review of The Children at Kangaroo Creek Frances Fitzgerald , 1916 single work children's fiction
"The Children of Kangaroo Creek" 1917 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 7 March 1917; (p. 45)

— Review of The Children at Kangaroo Creek Frances Fitzgerald , 1916 single work children's fiction
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