[BOARD GAME] Race round Australia : an instructive, educational game for two to four players.
[Collingwood, Vic. : G.N. Raymond, c.1945]. Thick papered boards, 410 x 475 mm, folding, front with pictorial title onlay, original buckram backstrip; fold-out game board with colour design based around a map of Australia with vignette illustrations of native fauna; a fine example (lacking the rare rules sheet).
An educational board game designed by the talented Melburnian Jessie Mackintosh, who was also the creator of another beautiful board game, the more well known Corroboree. Race round Australia teaches children about Australian native animals and birds. Players start the race in Adelaide, with the first to reach Darwin the winner.
Examples are held in the collections of the Powerhouse Museum, State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia, and Monash University Library.