THE GREAT RED ENEMY (PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE)

One day one of those tiresome picnic parties came again to the bush, and after a great deal of stupid and rather terrifying noise, during which every Piccaninny and Bush Baby and all the other bush folk lay hidden away in utter silence, the people all went away again, and the Wee Folk were free…

HOHERIA BLOSSOM (PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE)

Do you know the Lovely Ladies of the Bush? They swing on the tips of the Hoheria tree, with their floating white gowns and tossing silvery ringlets, and are so light and graceful that they float on the wind as they swing. If you could only see the Lovely Ladies dancing! But very few have been lucky…

Bush Babies – KOWHAI BLOSSOM (PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE)

The Bush Babies lieIn cradles of gold;They haven’t a stitch,But they never take cold;For the golden flowers,And the golden sun,And the golden smilesUpon everyone—Keep the world warm and brightAnd flooded with lightFor the Bush BabiesIn their cradles of gold. The Bush Babies come out of the kowhai flowers. They are the prettiest little things—fair as…

TEA TREE (PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE)

One of the Piccaninnies had a horrid adventure one day. He had heard a tui that morning singing in the Bush, and had made up his mind to speak to it, because he was sulking with the other Piccaninnies. You know they say a tui can be made to talk, but it’s hard to get…

Top 5 Fairy Tales about Food items with some delicious recipes

Food and the lack thereof is a common theme that runs through a lot of fairy tales all around the world. The Grimm Brothers are widely known for using food as one of their main motives. So well known actually that even the Telegraph treated it in their article Grimms fairytale food. In one of…

THE FIRST GYMEA OR GIGANTIC LILY (Australian Legends) by C. W. Peck

One of the most wonderful of Australian flowers is the New South Wales variety of Gymea or Gigantic Lily (Doryanthes excelsa). This huge red bloom of ours is, as its variety name implies, the most gorgeous of the Doryanthes genus in this country. The legend the natives have about it is as follows:- One still,…