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The Resource Spinning tops and gumdrops : a portrait of colonial childhood, Edwin Barnard

Spinning tops and gumdrops : a portrait of colonial childhood, Edwin Barnard

Label
Spinning tops and gumdrops : a portrait of colonial childhood
Title
Spinning tops and gumdrops
Title remainder
a portrait of colonial childhood
Statement of responsibility
Edwin Barnard
Title variation
Spinning tops & gumdrops
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Spinning Tops and Gumdrops' takes us back to childhood in colonial Australia. The delight of children at play is universal, but the pleasure these children experience as depicted through the book's photographs is through their 'imagination, skill and daring' rather than through possessions. Children play quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades. Being a child in colonial Australia was also tough. It was a time when school yard disagreements were sorted out with fists and 'the loss of a little claret'. A time when children could view public hangings and premature death was frequent, especially taking the very young and vulnerable though dysentery, whooping cough or diphtheria. The photographs show children happily absorbed in the play of their own making. The lasting impression left by the contemporary accounts, photographs, etchings and paintings of colonial children in 'Spinning Tops and Gumdrops' is their possession of qualities of resilience, self-sufficiency and acceptance of their lot. These are qualities on which contemporary society still places a high value, but which today seem a little more elusive
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, Edwin
Dewey number
994.03
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
National Library of Australia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Illustrated works
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneer children
  • Children
  • Education
  • Pioneers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Spinning tops and gumdrops : a portrait of colonial childhood, Edwin Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059898966
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780642279187
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)986801745
Label
Spinning tops and gumdrops : a portrait of colonial childhood, Edwin Barnard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059898966
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780642279187
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)986801745

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