I know I'm not alone in loving vintage children's books, I also love finding Australian story books. With all my boys having been born here in Sydney I am enjoying building up a little collection of books featuring koalas, kangaroos and all things Aussie for their "library". I was thrilled to come across this delightful book last week in Vinnie's that is both vintage and Aussie!
These are just a few of the charmingly illustrated pages. My boys love going out on the harbour ferries so this book will no doubt become a favourite. It was published in 1966 by Angus and Robertson, I never even knew they were a publishers as well as a bookseller. What also interests me is that the book features glimpses of the Sydney Opera House which was designed in 1957 and finally opened in August 1973. The outside must have been completed by the time of this book's publishing unless the illustrator was going off the projected drawings.
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