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    y separately published work icon The Otago Witness vol. 11 no. 2280 11 November 1897 Z1647890 1897 newspaper issue 1897 pg. 60

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Fairies in the Bush : The Emergence of a National Identity in Australian Fairy Tales Robyn Kellock Floyd , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 43 2018;

'The outpouring of national sentiment as the colonies moved towards Federation heralded a quest for the ‘Australianising’ of children’s books: fairy tales were no exception. European fairy folk were placed in, or perhaps transported to, bush settings as authors re-imagined the ways in which the emigrant old-world creatures could claim a place in the Australian environment. This paper explores efforts of the early writers to locate an Australian fairyland in the ‘bush’ and contribute to the transmission of national identity.' (Publication abstract)

Fairies in the Bush : The Emergence of a National Identity in Australian Fairy Tales Robyn Kellock Floyd , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 43 2018;

'The outpouring of national sentiment as the colonies moved towards Federation heralded a quest for the ‘Australianising’ of children’s books: fairy tales were no exception. European fairy folk were placed in, or perhaps transported to, bush settings as authors re-imagined the ways in which the emigrant old-world creatures could claim a place in the Australian environment. This paper explores efforts of the early writers to locate an Australian fairyland in the ‘bush’ and contribute to the transmission of national identity.' (Publication abstract)

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