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Issue Details: First known date: 1908... 1908 Bill Baillie : His Life and Adventures
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Bill the bilboa is found by Tom, a prospector on his way to Laverton, Western Australia. Tom entrusts the care of small animal to an artist called Tabitha. raised by a flower painter called Tabitha who takes him to Melbourne.

Notes

  • Based on the author's own experience, this book was inspired by a baby bilby which Rowan was given during a 1906 visit to the West Australian goldfields. The little creature, which Rowan named Bill Baillie, 'became her constant friend and travelling companion for several years'. (Source: Fullerton The Flower Hunter, 2002)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Whitcombe and Tombs , 1925 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Mrs Ellis Rowan, and How 'Bill Baillie' Was Written, Winnifred Scott , single work biography (p. [5]-6)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Whitcombe and Tombs , 1908 .
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      Extent: 159p.
      Description: illus. (some col.)
      Note/s:
      • With eight coloured illustrations by the author and numerous black and white drawings by Jack Sommers (appears on title page).
Alternative title: Bill Baillie : The Story of a Pet Bilboa
Notes:

Written with the help of Winnifred Scott (q.v.). Based on Scott's introduction to the 1925 Whitcombe and Tombs edition, 'it appears that the book was a collaboration'. (Source: Marcie Muir and Kerry White Australian Children's Books: Volume One 1774-1972, 1992)

Works about this Work

[Review] Bill Baillie, The Life and Adventures of a Pet Bilby Pauline Hosking , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 33 no. 2 2018; (p. 36)

— Review of Bill Baillie : His Life and Adventures Ellis Rowan , 1908 single work children's fiction
Pick of the Bunch Jane Cadzow , 2002 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 19 October 2002; (p. 39-42)
Introduction : Mrs Ellis Rowan, and How 'Bill Baillie' Was Written Winnifred Scott , 1925 single work biography
— Appears in: Bill Baillie : His Life and Adventures 1925; (p. [5]-6)
[Review] Bill Baillie, The Life and Adventures of a Pet Bilby Pauline Hosking , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 33 no. 2 2018; (p. 36)

— Review of Bill Baillie : His Life and Adventures Ellis Rowan , 1908 single work children's fiction
Pick of the Bunch Jane Cadzow , 2002 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 19 October 2002; (p. 39-42)
Introduction : Mrs Ellis Rowan, and How 'Bill Baillie' Was Written Winnifred Scott , 1925 single work biography
— Appears in: Bill Baillie : His Life and Adventures 1925; (p. [5]-6)
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