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A letter from Papa
Bib ID 7131530
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Threadneele Street, London : Thomas Dean & Son, [between 1843 and 1844] 
8 pages : color illustrations : 24.5 cm. 
Series

Sister lady-bird's series.

Summary

Coloured illustrated book for children telling the story of a little boy whose father has written from Australia describing farming life there where he, his sister and an aunt have emigrated. The story ends with the little boy and his mother preparing to leave to join them. Extensive comment on treatment of Aboriginal Australians, parrots cooked for pies. The illustrations are incongruous to the text, depicting English scenes with the Aboriginal Australians looking more like indigenous Micronesians or Polynesians.

Notes

Cover title.

"Dean & Son's coloured six-penny books"--Back cover.

National Library's N copy is a photocopy.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Juvenile literature.  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900 -- Juvenile literature.  |  Australian

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