Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Tucked away in The Speckled Hen Antiques impressive  shop in Townsville , little Darwin  unearthed  the above  battered   1941 Queensland   School  Reader  with a  cute title page  illustration  of  a  child  riding a  butterfly , which appears  to  be   the  work of  Ida Rentoul Outhwaite , world renowned for  her  drawings of  fairies, elves ,   frogs   and   children's  illustrated books.  Many  of   her drawings  depicted  fairies  with  gossamer  and   butterfly-like wings
Speckled Hen : Chooks  and   fairies  dwell  therein .