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MACKENZIE, Geraldine; BELCHER, Douglas L. (illustrator)

The first Australian’s fifth book

$70.00 AUD

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Melbourne : F. W. Cheshire [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1951. ‘Published under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of Australia’. Oblong octavo, illustrated buff-coloured wrappers, staple bound, 38 pp, illustrated, a fine copy.

One of a series of six reading primers for Indigenous children written by MacKenzie, who had been a missionary at Aurukun, Far North Queensland, since 1925.

Copies are recorded in nine Australian collections (AIATSIS Library; State Library of Queensland; State Library of New South Wales; Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; National Museum of Australia Library; Northern Territory Library; Museum Victoria Library).