[OUTHWAITE]. RENTOUL, Ida Sherborne (1888 - 1960)
A group of eleven postcards from The Australian Brownies series 1905
Eleven (of twelve) postcards from The Australian Brownies series. [Melbourne : M.L. Hutchinson, 1905]. Postally unused, un-inscribed, light edge wear to a couple of cards, a very good set.
The full set comprises:
1. A Black Tracker
2. A Buck Jumper (NOT present here)
3. A Shout All Round
4. Humping His Bluey
5. Off on the Wallaby Track
6. 110 in the Shade
7. Sticking up the Mail
8. All up a Gumtree
9. Off to the Cup
10. While the Billy Boils
11. Native Companions
12. Washing Day in Camp
Outhwaite’s colour postcards from the 1920s are more commonly found than these Melbourne black and white cards from Ida’s teen years, published in between Mollie’s Bunyip (1904) and Mollie’s Staircase (1906).
Individual cards are rare, and a group of this quantity considerably more so.