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Signed Books

One category of gift that never fails to please is a beautifully-crafted Book.
If your friend is:

  • a collector of illustrated  Australian picture books
  • a fan of Bush yarns and ballad poems by Banjo Paterson
  • a visitor from overseas who would enjoy a quality memento of Australia
  • an 'Aussie bloke' with his birthday or Fathers' Day to celebrate

Your friend will delight in this set of 3 hardcovers with the Bush poems of Banjo Paterson and full-colour illustrations from original oil paintings by Australian artist Dorothy Gauvin.

  • Every book is *autographed by the author-artist Dorothy Gauvin
  • You're welcome to nominate a friend's name if you'd like an inscription**

*Signed books are autographed by the author or the illustrator. This is also called 'Flat-signed' by some booksellers. **Inscribed books have a short message along with the creator's signature. Some bookdealers consider this might lower the value of a book on resale. People who buy the book often prefer the personal touch of the creator's message. It is your personal choice.

  • Illustrated hardcovers $34.95 AUD ea - 26.5 x 25 cms - [10.5ins x 9.75ins] with 73-78 pages and 29-33 colour plates and Free shipping anywhere within Australia by parcel post.
  • All are the same size - 26.5 x 25 cms -  [10.5ins x 9.75ins] with 73-78 pages and 29-33 full-colour illustration plates so, if you wish, they can be presented as a gift Set.


see larger images, stories, illustrations inside the book Banjo Paterson's People
see larger images, stories, illustrations inside the book Banjo Paterson's Australians
see larger images, stories, illustrations inside the book The Painted Swagman

Shipping by Australia Post parcel is Free within Australia (GST is included.)

All Gauvin books are now in short supply. Buyers please Contact the Artist for details

  • Review

by Murray Waldren 'The Weekend Australian'

  • “Early in 1895, a Sydney lawyer visiting his fiancee, Sarah Riley, at Winton in he heart of Queensland was inspired to write the words to a song that became a de facto national anthem. ...and apart from Winton being the birthplace of Waltzing Matuilda and of Gauvin, Paterson and the painter are linked in a common compulsion. Both have left telling images of an essential Australianess, the one in tale and ballad, the other in interpretative illustrations.”
  • As a gift for the men in your life, look at this original softcover Novel

Set during the 1890s struggle known as The Shearers' War, this story of one man's quest for freedom takes an unexpected view-point.

  • Review

by Marie Low 'The Cairns Post'
“Gauvin has continued to work her love for writing in with her passion for art. Her artist's eye is very apparent in Conlan's Luck. Using words, she has painted in the intricate details of the time leading to the events which inspired Banjo Paterson's Waltzing Matilda.”
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Shipping by Australia Post parcel is Free within Australia (GST is included.)

All Gauvin books are now in short supply. Buyers please Contact the Artist for details

These are four titles to give to your Aussie friends on any special occasion.
Your Overseas friends would appreciate one of these as a 'taste' of Australia.

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