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Original drawing for the title page of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful, 19181918
May Gibbs experimented with different designs and hand-drawn letters before choosing this illustration for the title page of her enduring children’s book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. The timid-looking gumnuts will encounter the big bad banksia men, the wicked Mrs Snake and the wise old kookaburra on their ‘adventures wonderful’.