Brownie Downing Brownie Downing i(A42763 works by) (birth name: Viola Edythe Downing)
Born: Established: 9 May 1924 Manly, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, ; Died: Ceased: 16 May 1995
Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Female
Departed from Australia: 1958
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Brownie Downing studied at the Julian Ashton School. After World War II she developed prints and products inspired by Aboriginal motifs. She left Australia in 1958 and published her first children's book, written with her husband, John Mansfield (q.v.), in 1960.

(Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature,1993)

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