Remembering Lionsville

Author Bronwyn Bancroft

Illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft

Publisher Allen & Unwin

Genre Australian picture book

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft brings to vivid life her family’s oral history and her own childhood memories of growing up in country NSW.

 A unique and beautiful hardback picture book for the whole family.

Come with me to my family’s old house in Lionsville. It’s full of memories. It’s a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place.We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night.And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people’s stories. We learned a lot that way.

FOR AGES 6 to 11

Bronwyn Bancroft is an artist and designer whose artworks have been collected and shown by galleries throughout Australia and around the world.
A descendant of the Bundjalung people, Bronwyn studied at the Canberra School of Art, eventually starting Designer Aboriginals, training Aboriginal women in arts and craft. She was one of the founders of Boomalli, the Aboriginal Artists’ Cooperative, was a board member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, has been Chair of the Visual Arts and Crafts Committee for the NSW Ministry of the Arts, and is a well-known speaker on Aboriginal art and advocacy issues. Since 1993 Bronwyn has written and illustrated many award-winning children’s books, including Possum and Wattle and Patterns of Australia.

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