CLEMATIS (PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE)

f course fashions change, and no one need be surprised to find that crimson kilts were soon “out,” while the Piccaninny girls were to be seen walking about in pretty little white, frilly petticoats made out of clematis blossoms, and sun hats of the same flowers. The hats were rather silly, because the Piccaninnies lived…

PICCANINNIES BY ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE

PICCANINNIES If your heart is pure, and your eyes are clear, And you come the one right day of the year, And eat of the fruit of the Magic Tree The wee Bush Folk you will surely see. In the green and woody places, Thickets shady, sunlit spaces, Have you never heard us calling, When…

THE FIRST KANGAROO (Australian Legends) by C. W. Peck

According to the inhabitants of the South-Eastern parts of the country-around the Monaro District, Mount Kosciusko, Goulburn, the Currockbilly Ranges, Mittagong, Burragorang and as far north as the Nepean River, there was a time when no kangaroos were in the land. It is said by those people that the first kangaroo was borne to Australia…

Top 5 Most Beautiful Christmas Tales From All Around The World

Want to read a story to your children or with your family in front of the Christmas tree? Let me give you some instpiration with my list of “Top 5 Most Beautiful Christmas Tales From All Around The World”! 5. CHRISTMAS TREE (Pohutukawa) by ISABEL MAUD PEACOCKE A funny short story about the Piccaninnies and how…