John and Betty... and Scotty the dog. An Australian version of Dick and Jane. Used in Victoria in the 50s.

John and Betty... and Scotty the dog. An Australian version of Dick and Jane. Used in Victoria in the 50s.

Victorian Education Department Readers - Playmates; Holidays; John and Betty - Victorian Collections

Victorian Education Department Readers - Playmates; Holidays; John and Betty - Victorian Collections

John and Betty: The Earliest Reader for the Little Ones, written and illustrated by Marjorie Howden, was introduced for Victorian school children.

John and Betty: The Earliest Reader for the Little Ones, written and illustrated by Marjorie Howden, was introduced for Victorian school children.

Mary Grant Bruce...my beloved Billabong books. The entire set have travelled the world with me.

Mary Grant Bruce...my beloved Billabong books. The entire set have travelled the world with me.

journey-and-destination: Australian Historical Fiction: The Switherby Pilgrims by Eleanor Spence; Fits well into both Year 5 of the Australian History Curriculum and Ambleside Online Year 5, Term 1 (early 1800's)

journey-and-destination: Australian Historical Fiction: The Switherby Pilgrims by Eleanor Spence; Fits well into both Year 5 of the Australian History Curriculum and Ambleside Online Year 5, Term 1 (early 1800's)

Patterson's track by Eleanor Spence, 1958  Eleanor Spence, (1928-2008) had wanted to write for children, about Australia, from the time she was a girl. She discovered just how few Australian children's books existed. Spence made an outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature, in a pioneering career spanning five decades and entertaining generations of young people.  http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/shaping-childrens-literature/2008/10/16/1223750228433.html

Patterson's track by Eleanor Spence, 1958 Eleanor Spence, (1928-2008) had wanted to write for children, about Australia, from the time she was a girl. She discovered just how few Australian children's books existed. Spence made an outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature, in a pioneering career spanning five decades and entertaining generations of young people. http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/shaping-childrens-literature/2008/10/16/1223750228433.html

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