A Mother's Offering to her Children, by a Lady Long Resident in New South Wales

Milton, Jacaranda Press, 1979 [first thus]/ 1841.

Duodecimo; papered boards; a fine copy with the excellent dustwrapper a trifle rubbed.

Marcie Muir's pamphlet, 'Charlotte Barton: Australia's First Children's Author' finally solved the mystery of the identity of the author, long misattributed by Ferguson (based on information pencilled in the Petherick copy in the National Library). The thirteen stories in the book are drawn largely from recent colonial history, and include 'Port Essington', 'Loss of the Stirling Castle', 'Wreck of the Charles Eaton' and 'Anecdotes of the Aborigines of New South Wales'.

Item #112231

Price: $30.00