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Sydney: William Brooks & Co, . Oblong 4to; colour illustrated papered boards, 54 pp, pictorial title, scattered colour floral illustrations. Muir 1879. Boards rubbed with some wear to extremities, quite shaken, title mildly browned, fore edge a little thumbed, some scattered inoffensive pencilling, stationeers stamp on title margin. A nice copy in spite of its delicate condition.An interesting article of juvenile Australiana. The authors write in their preface 'a need of the right kind of songs had made itself felt - songs which should be simple, sweet, wholesome, and which, above all, should be typical of Australia. Its was possible to obtain many books of children's songs, but these were mostly of English, American and German authorship, and it was necessary to change and adapt words in most of the songs before they could be used...the trees, birds, flowers and seasons of the Northern Hemisphere are alike unfamiliar, hence unreal to the Australian child...'