Research Support

The National Centre is an independent not-for-profit body that collects, preserves and shares the works of Australian children’s book writers and illustrators.  Along with finished books, the National Centre also holds manuscripts, papers, artworks and correspondence that show the creative process behind many of our nation’s most beloved children’s stories.  Through these materials the researcher gains a behind-the-scenes look at the struggles, inner workings, successes and failures, and collaborations between authors, illustrators, publishers and book designers.

To access this unique and significant collection contact the

Andrew McLean
Preliminary Cover for Mr Biffy’s Battle (Penguin)
Unframed ink and watercolour. 24 cms by 28 cms
Source: Books Illustrated


Posted by: NCACL | Published: 12 Aug 2018