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Brief reminiscence by Gibbs of her childhood, touching on her journey to Australia, her experiences in Perth, the development of her artistic ability, and her parents' happy marriage.
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yThe Endless Playground : Celebrating Australian ChildhoodPaul Cliff
Canberra:National Library of Australia,2000Z17932152000anthology oral history autobiography biography 'Incorporating oral history recollections ranging from Mary Gilmore's and Jack Lang's memories of the 1870s and 1880s, through to the experience of a street kid in the 1980s, this book takes a broad sweep through 200 years of Australian childhood. Along the way it features elements as diverse as the school diaries of Donald Friend, Alan Moorehead, and Ethel Turner, the juvenilia of Maie Casey, Dorothy Hewett, and Kenneth Slessor, and a needlework sampler by Miles Franklin. Supplemented by a stunning array of images from the Library's Pictorial Collection (including the work of Harold Cazneaux, Olive Cotton, May Gibbs, David Moore, and Wolfgang Sievers) as well as select items from the Newspaper and Ephemera Collections, the book has features on schooling, sport, toys, games and entertainment and children's literature. There is additional commentary on such issues as infant care and health, institutional life, child migration, the Stolen Generations, and the impact on children of the two world wars and the Depression' (back cover).Canberra:National Library of Australia,2000