Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection

Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection

'Dromkeen' a graceful nineteenth century homestead, houses a unique collection of original artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material from Australian children's books. Artwork from early Australian to contemporary and indigenous works can be viewed in the gallery rooms. Browse in the extensive bookshop specialising in quality children's literature and enjoy a picnic in the gardens where you'll find bronze sculptures of book characters. General admission and education programs are available each day from Tuesday to Friday (excluding public holidays). On 'Sundays at Dromkeen' visiting authors and illustrators talk about their work and books (Last Sunday of each month, except December and January). An historical collection of Australian children's books and literature reference materials can be accessed for research by appointment (fees apply).

Address: 
1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek, VIC
Tel: 
0354286799
Hours: 
Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sun 12noon-4pm (no public holidays)
Admission: 
None
Facilities: 
Art exhibitions. Educational and tour groups. Professional development programs. Holiday programs. Information Brochure. Picnic areas. Room for Hire. Special Membership Research facilities. Disabled access and toilets. Car and bus parking. Specialist children's and visual arts bookshop.
Collection: 
approx. 6000 finished and preliminary illustrations.
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Items

Illustration

Way Home

Way Home
Creator:
Gregory Rogers
Description:
One of Dromkeen's contemporary Australian book illustrations. From 'Way Home', winner of the international Kate Greenaway Award for illustration. Author - Libby Hathorn.
Date:
1994
Item Id Number:
568.05

Illustration

Blinky Bill

Blinky Bill
Creator:
Dorothy Wall
Description:
One of Dromkeen's early children's illustrations - Blinky Bill.
Date:
Circa 1940
Item Id Number:
41.27

photograph

Dromkeen Homestead

Dromkeen Homestead
Creator:
Dennis Wisken
Description:
National Trust Registered, Dromkeen Homestead (1889), home of the Australian Children's Literature Collection.
Date:
1889

Dummy Books

Dummy book of 'The Wolf'

Creator:
Jane Tanner
Description:
A selection of preliminary children's book material from the Dromkeen collection. Author Margaret Barbalet.
Date:
1990
Item Id Number:
466.35

Sculpture

Possum Magic

Creator:
Sylvio Apponyi & Julie Vivas
Description:
Possum Magic' scu;pture of Grandma Poss & Hush from Possum Magic, Author- Mem Fox.
Date:
1993