Noela Young’s Wish List

After the great success of earlier wish lists, including those of Colin Thiele and Hesba Brinsmead, it was decided that the new wish list for 2013 should feature one of Australia’s most successful, prolific and much loved illustrators, Noela Young. Although the Archives holds approximately 140 copies of works she has illustrated we have identified 208 titles that it does not have including reprints, new editions and translations.

Noela Young’s first illustration for a children’s book was Enid Bell’s David and his Australian Friends in 1952 for which she shared first prize for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Best Illustrated Book of the Year in 1953. The latest publication, which we have been able to identify, is a 2011 reprint of the Muddle-headed Wombat.

Since 1953 she has received a further nine awards making her the second highest awardee since the inception of the CBCA Awards. She has illustrated the works of some of Australia’s most respected and well-known authors including Patricia Wrightson, Ruth Park and Emily Rodda. Fulfilling the wish list is a formidable task but one that we are delighted to undertake.

The list is arranged alphabetically by author. Titles are then listed in date order beginning with the most recent. So that all of the titles of the same book are listed together translations are entered under the English title followed by an indication of the language and the translated title, still in date order:

Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 2011.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Japanese, Uonbatto To Yukaina Nakama, Tokyo: Sakuhoku-sha Ltd, 1999.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Norwegian, Lille Ville Vimse, [Oslo]: Raben & Sjogren, 1988.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1979.

Different editions and/or reprints are not listed separately but appear in the same entry as the original. The following is an example of where the Archives holds the original c1979 item but needs the 1981, 1982 and 1984 reprints: Brinsmead, H F Once there was a Swagman, Ringwood, Vic.: Puffin Books, Rpts 1981, 1982, 1984 of the c1979 edition.

In the next example the Archives is seeking the original publication as well as the listed reprints:

Gibbs, May Snugglepot and Cuddlepie find Ragged Blossom, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, c1974 and the Rpts 1985, 1990.

Donations can be made in various ways. If you have a copy of any of the books on the wish list that you are happy to donate they can be forwarded directly to the Archives: Lu Rees Archives, University of Canberra, ACT 2601.

Alternatively you can assist by making a monetary donation to be used specifically for the purchase of second hand copies of the books. For example, each year the Archives is notified of potentially relevant books that have been donated to the Lifeline Book Fair and, as funds permit and where they fill a gap in the collection, they are purchased. This year three copies of the Muddle-headed Wombat were purchased from the Lifeline Book Fair.

The Wish List

Aebersold, Maria The Lost Islands, translated by Stella Humphries, New York; Sydney: Scholastic Book Services, 1972.
Ball, Duncan The Ghost and the Goggle Box Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Bluegum Paper edition, 1985.
Ball, Duncan The Ghost and the Gory Story, Danish, Genfaedet og Gyseren, Copenhagen, Sommer & Sorensen, 1988.

Brinsmead, H F Once there was a Swagman French, Un Jour Un Vagabond, 1986.
Brinsmead, H F Once there was a Swagman Ringwood, Vic.: Puffin Books, 1981, Rpts of the c1979 edition.

Dargin, Peter Captain Pickles and the Wandering Jane Milton, Queensland: The Jacaranda Press, 1981.
Dewsbury, Alison A Cosy Bed Milton, Qld: Jacaranda Press, 1987, ISBN 0701622466.

Exley, Helen Fun at the Show Milton, Qld: Jacaranda, 1982, ISBN 0701615095.

Favourite Australian Children’s Stories, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1986. Includes: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Meet Me Lizard, Blinky Bill and the Tree Warming, Dot and the Kangaroo in the Court of Animals, The Muddle-headed Wombat and the Bush Band.
Fidge, Heather Oh No!, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Gibbs, May Snugglepot and Cuddlepie find Ragged Blossom, North Ryde, NSW: Cornstalk, 1991, ISBN 0207130639.
Gibbs, May Snugglepot and Cuddlepie find Ragged Blossom, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, c1974 and the Rpts 1985, 1990.
Gibbs, May Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Meet Mr Lizard, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Adapted edition Young Australia Series, Rpt 1974 of the 1970 edition.
Gibbs, May Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Sydney: Times House, 1983, ISBN 0858357178.
Gibbs, May Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie London; Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1980. This is a combined edition of three adapted Snugglepot and Cuddlepie adventures published in the Young Australia Series.

Gough, Irene One Sunday Morning Early London: Angus & Robertson, 1968.
Gough, Irene One Sunday Morning Early Sydney: Ure Smith, 1968.
Gough, Irene One Sunday Morning Early Christchurch, NZ: The Caxton Press, 1964.

Gunn, John and Barry Brown The World on Wheels [Sydney]: Nestle (Australia), with a foreward by Jack Brabham, ca 1961.

Klein, Robin Enemies New York: Dutton, c 1985 and the Rpt 1989.
Klein, Robin The Enemies Danish, Dumme Tos! Spaanggaard, 1987.
Klein, Robin The Enemies North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson Bluegum Paper Edition, c1985 and Rpts 1986, 1987, 1988.

Marshall, James Vance Walkabout Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961.

Mattingly, Christobel, The Special Present, Sydney: Collins, 1976, ISBN 0001850229.

Moore, Dolores Betler Oz Australian Stories Humour and Poetry Collection prepared by D Betler, North Ryde, NSW: Methuen, 1983 and Rpts October 1983, 1984.

Nicholls, Sue Whales Terrey Hills, NSW: Reed, c1980 and Rpt 1985.
Nicholls, Sue Whales Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1980, ISBN 0582661803.

Norman, Lilith Grandpa Lindfield, NSW: Scholastic Press, 2004, ISBN 9781865048093.

Park, Ruth The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat Deluxe Classic Editions, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1990, and Rpts: 1991, 1999.
Park, Ruth The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat Bluegum Classics Paper ed., Pymble, NSW: Angus & Robertson (Imprint of Harper Collins), c1990 and Rpts 1991 1992, 1995, 1998.
Park, Ruth The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat, Bluegum Classics Paper ed., in boxed set with paper ed. of Blinky Bill, The Magic Pudding, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepot and Cuddlepie, Pymble, NSW: Angus & Robertson, c1990 and Rpt 1996.
Park, Ruth The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat Commemorative Edition, [Sydney]: Angus & Robertson, 1986. Cover title reads ‘The Delightful Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat’.
Park, Ruth The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, Rpts 1980, 1985 of the 1979 edition. [also 1989 reprint mentioned by Muir. This reprint was noted in subsequent printings of 1979 edition but she had not sighted it.].
Park, Ruth The Big Brass Key Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, Rpt 1995 of the c1983 edition , ISBN 0733601677.
Park, Ruth The Big Brass Key Danish, Den Store Messingnogle, [Frederiksberg]: Sommer & Sorensen, 1986.
Park, Ruth The Big Brass Key, Melbourne: Nelson, c1983 and the Rpts 1985, 1986, 1987.
Park, Ruth More Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat Sydney: Angus & Robertson, c1980. Includes ‘The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow‘, ‘The Muddle-headed Wombat on a Rainy Day‘, ‘The Muddle-headed Wombat in Springtime‘, ‘The Muddle-headed Wombat on the River‘.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 2011.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Japanese, Uonbatto To Yukaina Nakama, Tokyo: Sakuhoku-sha Ltd, 1999.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Norwegian, Lille Ville Vimse, [Oslo]: Raben & Sjogren, 1988, ISBN 9129590205.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1979, ISBN 0207131740.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Norwegian, Tullerusken Vombat, Oslo: Cappelens Forlag, 1977.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Finnish, Pompeliini Seikkailee, Helsinki: Osakeyhtio Porvoo, 1976.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Rpts 1979, 1983.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, New hardcover edition, 1974 and Rpts 1979, 1983.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Swedish, Lille Ville Vimse, Raben & Sjogren, 1974 and the Rpt 1988.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Danish, Vombat, Copenhagen: Palbo, 1972.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: The Educational Press first school edition, 1966.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, London: Angus & Robertson, 1963 and Rpts Sydney: The Educational Press, 1967, 1969, 1971.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, Sydney: The Educational Press, 1962, Rpt 1963.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, German, Kleiner Dummer Wombi, Berlin: Cecilie Dressler Verlag, 1974.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat, German, Kleiner Dummer Wombi, Berlin: Cecilie Dressler Verlag, 1962.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat at School, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1974.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat at School, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, New Edition 1972.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978, ISBN 0207136807.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow, London, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Junior Bearbacks paper ed., 1977.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow, Swedish, Lille Ville Vimse I Snon, Stockholm: Marianne Gerland-Ekeroth, 1977.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow, Sydney: The Educational Press,  Rpts 1968, 1970 of the c1966.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Springtime, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978, ISBN 0207136882.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Springtime, London: Angus & Robertson, 1970.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Tree-tops, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1977, ISBN 0207134898.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Treetops, London, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Junior Bearbacks Paper Edition, 1977.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Treetops, Swedish, Ville Vimse I Kojan, Stockholm:   Marianne Gerland-Ekeroth/Raben & Sjogren, 1976.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Tree-tops, German, Wombi Und Das Baumhous, Berlin: Cecelie Dressler Verlag, n.d. [1975].
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Treetops, German, Wombi Und Das Baumhaus, Berlin: Cecilie Dreslen Verlag, 1965.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat is Very Bad, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Rpts 1986, 1987, of the c1981 edition.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on a Rainy Day, Swedish, Lille Ville Vimse Och RegnVadersdagen, Stockholm, Marianne Gerland-Ekeroth, 1979.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on a Rainy Day, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978, 0207137048.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on a Rainy Day, London, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Junior Bearbacks paper ed., 1977.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on a Rainy Day, Sydney: Educational Press, 1970.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, Norwegian, Vombat Far En Husvogn, Oslo: Cappelans Forlag, 1978.
Park, Ruth, The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, Swedish, Lille Ville Vimse Pa Semester, Nacka: Oversattning av Marianne Gerland-Ekeroth/Raben & Sjogren, 1975.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, Japanese, Uonbatto umi e iku, Tokyo: Sakuhokusha, 2000.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, London: Angus & Robertson, 1976, ISBN 0207130744.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, German, Wombi lu und Maus, 1975.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, German, Wombi Lu Und Maus, Berlin: Dressler Verlag, 1974
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed on Holiday, Danish, Vombat Pa Skovtur, Copenhagen: Palbe, 1973.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on Holiday, [Sydney]: Educational Press, Rpt 1969 of the 1964 edition.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on the River, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978, ISBN 0207136963.
Park, Ruth The Muddle-headed Wombat on the River, London: Angus & Robertson, 1971, ISBN 0207121419.
Park, Ruth Tales of the South 3 The Road to Christmas, London: Macmillan and Co; New York: St Martin’s Press, 1962.
Park, Ruth The Road to Christmas, London: Macmillan, 1962.

Parr, Letitia Five Houses, New York, NY: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1980? ISBN 0932628052.

Pender, Lydia Morning Magpie: favourite verse, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, Rpt 1987 of the c1984 edition, ISBN 0207155720.

Piddington, Phyllis Southern Rainbow, Swedish, Regnbagen I Soder, Stockholm: Liber Forlag, 1985.
Piddington, Phyllis Southern Rainbow, Japanese, Minami no Niji, Tokyo: 1982.
Piddington, Phyllis Southern Rainbow, Japanese, Minami no Niji no Rushi [Lucy of the Southern Rainbow] adapted by Ken Wakasaki, Tokyo: Akimoto Shobo, 1982. This is based on a cartoon series which is again based on Piddington’s novel. There are two others based on the cartoon series one for primary children [1982] and a picture book [1983].

Pownell, Eve Exploring Australia, London: Methuen, Rpt 1966, 1973 of the c1958 edition.
Pownell, Eve Exploring Australia, London: Methuen, 1960.

Randell, Beverley John, the Mouse who Learned to Read, Harmondsworth: Puffin, Rpts 1985, 1986 of the 1969 edition.

Rodda, Emily Finders Keepers, Norwood, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books, 1991, ISBN 1862911126.
Rodda, Emily The Best Kept Secret, North Ryde, NSW: Rpt 1990 of the c1988 edition.
Rodda, Emily The Pigs are Flying, New York: Greenwillow, 1988.
Rodda, Emily Pigs Might Fly, French, Cochon Vole, Toulouse: Editions Milan, 1988.
Rodda, Emily Pigs Might Fly, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, Paper issue Rpts 1987 [three times] of the 1986 edition.
Rodda, Emily Something Special, Ringwood, Vic.: Puffin, 1989, ISBN 0140342966.
Rodda, Emily Something Special, Swedish, Saras Hemlighet, Stockholm: Berghs Forlag, 1987.
Rodda, Emily Something Special, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson Bluegum Paper Edition, 1984.

Semple, Cheryl I Think I’m in Trouble, Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic, 1983, c1982 ISBN 086896199. Shaggy Dog Tales Series.

Shrapnel, Pamela B is for Bubbles, North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, Picture Bluegum paper edition, 1988.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Meet Mr Lizard, May Gibbs adapt. Anne-Marie Willis 1970 and the Rpts 1974, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988.

Stephenson, W Places for Living: an environmental approach to ecology, [Sydney]: Angus & Robertson, 1970, ISBN 0207952221.

Wrightson, Patricia An Older Kind of Magic, Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books in Association with H J Ashton Auckland and Sydney, c1974 and Rpts 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985.
Wrightson, Patricia The Feather Star, German, Der Gefiederte Stern, Luzern/Munchen: Lindys Geheimnis/Rex-Verlag, 1968.
Wrightson, Patricia Mun daku no tatakai, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1991, ISBN 4001155176.

Young, Noela 1,2,3, Home Milton, Qld: Jacaranda, 1982, ISBN 0701614951.
Young, Noela Flip the Flying Possum London: Methuen, Rpt. 1964 of the 1963 edition.
Young, Noela Fun at the Show, Milton, Qld: Jacaranda, 1982.
Young, Noela Keep Out Melbourne: Nelson, c1975 and the 1984 Rpt.
Young, Noela Keep Out Cleveland, Ohio: Collins, 1977.