May Gibbs, 1887-92
This oil was copied from a finely executed crayon drawing, probably
a copy of an oil by P.H. Calderon, artist unknown. The crayon drawing
remains at the "Old Farm", Strawberry Hill, W.A.
The Spastic Centre of New South Wales www.thespasticcentre.com.au
The Spastic Centre of New South Wales was founded in 1945, by
a concerned group of 25 parents of children with cerebral palsy. Today,
The Spastic Centre of New South Wales provides a range of services
to more than 3,000 babies, children and adults each year. Services
are provided on a regional basis with over 60 sites across metropolitan
Sydney and Newcastle areas.
The Northcott Society www.northcott.com.au
In 1929, The NSW Society for Crippled Children was founded by the
Rotary Club of Sydney to assist families living with polio and tuberculosis.
It was renamed The Northcott Society in 1995. Today Northcott Disability
Services provides 51 programs from 20 sites throughout NSW and the
ACT to over 4000 people with disabilities and their families. Northcott
works to maximise the potential of the individual with disabilities.
May Gibbs' Nutcote www.maygibbs.com.au
May Gibbs' Nutcote is the former Sydney home and garden of May Gibbs:
artist, author and illustrator and mother of the gumnut babies, Snugglepot
and Cuddlepie. Nutcote is situated on the harbour in Neutral Bay and
the restored house and gardens are open to visitors throughout the
The City of South Perth Historical Society (Inc) est. 1989
The Society's purpose is to collect and preserve records of the
history of South Perth, including recording of interviews and photographic
and published articles. For more information about membership and
meetings please see their website.