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No 60 Spring 1997

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La Trobe Library Journal
Special Issue on
Australian Children's Literature
Editor: Brian Hubber
Melbourne State Library of Victoria Foundation 1998
Photography: Adrian Flint
Printing: Aristoc Offset, 3 Aristoc Road, Glen Waverley Victoria 3150
ISSN 0041-3151
Front cover. From John Mystery's Romantic Hour (Sydney: Publicity Press, ca 1944). Back cover: the publisher's device for Publicity Press (1938) Pty Ltd. - publishers of the John Mystery books. Reproduced with permission of the Sinclair family

La Trobe Library Journal
No. 60 Spring 1997

Preface 5
Australian Children's Literature: an Overview
by Rhonda Bunbury Deakin University (Geelong) 7
Ethel's Daughter: the writings of Jean Curlewis
by Maurice Saxby Sydney 21
John Mystery: ‘the Nation's Story-Teller’
by Derrick Moors State Library of Victoria 31
‘Ad wed is Father Cubbig Obe?’:
Furnley Maurice, the Father of the bay and Padie Book
by Kerry Kilner Monash University 40
A Place to live: Urban Images in Australian Picture Books
by Margaret Aitken Melbourne 48
God's one Country: the Depiction of Asians By Australian Children's Authors
by Stella Lees Melbourne 62
From canvas town to Marvellous Melbourne: Melbourne in Colonial Children's Novels
by Pam McIntyre University of Melbourne 74
The lure of Gold: boy's Adventure Stories and the Australian gold rushes
by Marcie Muir Adelaide 84
Representations of mothers and mothering in contemporary Australian children's Literature
by Margot Hillel Australian Catholic University 97
Melbourne leads the way: children's book week in 1924
by June Torcasio Melbourne 108
Strange places for children's books: the history of children's Literature at the State Library of Victoria
by Juliet O'Conor State Library of Victoria 122
Captivating Narratives: reeling in the nineteenth-century child reader
by Robin Pope Deakin University (Burwood) 134
Games of virtue and learning: early table games of Australian interest
by Juliana Bayfield State Library of South Australia 148