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Issue Details: First known date: 1944... 1944 Bush Party : A Fairy Story
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Richard is four, and he lives in Sydney. One day when Richard is playing in the empty garage, dust particles converge into the shape of a small Aboriginal man. He has a long white beard, and is a great chief, and his name is Wingaree. Wingaree asks Richard if he is coming to Wingaree’s party. Richard likes parties, and so he agrees to go. The party, Wingaree tells him, is in the bush. Richard has never been to the bush. And so he takes Wingaree’s hand, the two of them step into a ray of sunshine, and suddenly they are in the bush. Then, Richard must find his way to the party, with the help of the many talking animals he meets along the way.


  • Dedication on title page verso reads: ‘To My Son Richard, who first heard the Story as a Bedtime Serial, his slumbers ending each episode’
  • Title page verso has publisher's note that states: 'Read Also--- THE PIRATE FAIRIES by J. W. Heming OSCAR AND OLGA by Paul Buddee RUPERT AND RITA by Paul Buddee WHITE SPOT by Robert Record QUEER ANIMALS QUEER BIRDS'

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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Bush,
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