May Gibbs Exhibition


It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ much-loved bush babies found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians.

Published just before Christmas 1916, the first of her gumnut baby books was an instant success, and more titles quickly followed. May Gibbs went on to become one of Australia’s most popular and enduring children’s book authors and illustrators. She was also an early environmentalist, urging her readers always to ‘be kind to all bush creatures’.

Featuring illustrations of many of her most popular characters, this display explores May Gibbs’ early work, her influences and inspirations, and the working process she followed through her career.

Come along to the free exhibition and make your very own May Gibbs gum nut hat or create a memorable gum leaf bookmark.

The exhibition will be at Wollondilly Library, Picton from Tuesday 11 June through until Wednesday 26 June.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see original May Gibbs works at your local Library.

For more information, contact Wollondilly Library on 4677 8300.

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