Rafferty Rides a Winner by Joan Woodberry

Time for some nostalgia. Journey back to the books that helped shape your childhood. We have selected 25 vintage children’s books, including titles from Patricia Wrightson, Nan Chauncy, Colin Thiele, Ivan Southall and many other stalwarts of Australian literature. These books touch on almost every aspect of life Down Under, from the flora and fauna to the Outback and farming. These books have influenced generations and their publication dates range from 1894 for Ethel Turner’s influential Seven Little Australians to several selections from the early 1970s.

These books stand the test of time. Reread them. Discover the ones you missed. Pick up a copy of a beloved book for the young person in your life, or treat yourself to a collectible copy of an old classic favorite.

Vintage Australian Children’s Books

The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
The Magic Pudding
Norman Lindsay
A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
A Little Bush Maid
Mary Grant Bruce
Possum Creek and The Animals Noah Forgot by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
The Animals Noah Forgot
A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Ash Road by Ivan Southall
Ash Road
Ivan Southall
The First Walkabout by Norman B. Tindale and H.A. Lindsay
The First Walkabout
Norman B. Tindale and H.A. Lindsay
The Crooked Snake by Patricia Wrightson
The Crooked Snake
Patricia Wrightson
The Brown Land Was Green by Mavis Thorpe Clark
The Brown Land Was Green
Mavis Thorpe Clark
Tiger in the Bush by Nan Chauncy
Tiger in the Bush
Nan Chauncy
The Bunyip Hole by Patricia Wrightson
The Bunyip Hole
Patricia Wrightson
Tangara by Nan Chauncy
Nan Chauncy
The Spirit Wind by Max Fatchen
The Spirit Wind
Max Fatchen
Children of the Desert by Phyl & Noel Wallace
Children of the Desert
Phyl & Noel Wallace
Longtime Passing by Hesba Brinsmead
Longtime Passing
Hesba Brinsmead
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson
The Nargun and the Stars
Patricia Wrightson
Blinky Bill Joins the Army by Dorothy Wall
Blinky Bill
Dorothy Wall
Hills End by Ivan Southall
Hills End
Ivan Southall

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