THE LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS:. Mrs. Aeneas Gunn.
THE LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS:
THE LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS:
THE LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS:

THE LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS:

A true tale of life in the Never-Never Land. Pp. viii+108(last colophon)+[2](map, verso blank) frontispiece, plus 24 plates, full page map; pictorial light green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green, lightly soiled and worn, the spine and part of lower board browned, fore-corners lightly bruised, the spine extremities a trifle frayed; hinges cracking, outer leaves browned, 2 related newscuttings laid on recto of lower free endpaper, a little light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Alexander Moring Ltd., London, 1905. First edition. Muir 3109. *Born in Melbourne in 1870, the author ran a school with her sisters between 1889 and 1896, after which she worked as a visiting teacher. In 1901 she married the pastoralist Aeneas Gunn, and together they travelled to live on an outlying station east of Mataranka in the Northern Territory. After her husband's death in 1903, Jeannie Gunn returned to Melbourne, where she wrote The Little Black Princess, based on the early life of an Aboriginal child at Elsey Station. Item #145304

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