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Indigenous Literacy Day - Remembering Lionsville Bronwyn Bancroft

Indigenous Literacy Day - Remembering Lionsville Bronwyn Bancroft

We are celebrating the work of Bundjalung artist and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft to mark Indigenous Literacy Day. Bronwyn’s art is renowned for its colourful and powerful imagery. Her striking designs have been used to illustrate more than 22 books for children, beginning with the award-winning The fat and juicy place by Diana Kidd in 1992.

Bronwyn’s picture book Remembering Lionsville (2013) is series of recollections about growing up in the bush in northern NSW in the 1960s and 70s. It brings to vivid life her family’s oral history and her own childhood memories.
Bronwyn’s original paintings for Remembering Lionsville are now kept in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

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Indigenous Services Librarian, Ronald Briggs, pictured with work by Bronwyn Bancroft. [Picture shown with permission of Browyn Bancroft. All rights reserved Bronwyn Bancroft]