Our shack had a dirt floor, and before I swept it I would sprinkle water on it so the dust didnt fly everywhere. Then Mum would put an old piece of lino down. I thought it looked lovely! When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. In The Shack that Dad Built, Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes. Her recollections range from the happy memories to more bittersweet ones. Elaines colourful, painterly illustrations vividly recreate these childhood experiences.
|23 × 27.3 cm