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Birth Stories Competition

Winners

  • Sarah George of LESMURDIE WA
  • Tammy Pickup of EDMONTON QLD
  • Jenny Gallardo of SURRY HILLS NSW

The Competition (now closed)

We are excited to announce Pregnancy Birth and Beyond's first 'Birth Stories Competition'. Everyone loves reading birth stories, stories about fast labours, slow labours, wonderful stories, sad stories, births at home, hospital or birth centre. We'd like you to send us your story. If you have photos of your labour, birth, baby or the new family that help illustrate your story we'd love to receive those as well. The best three birth stories will receive the prize. Selected birth stories will be published on this website.

The Prize

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We have three copies of this gorgeous keepsake for Australian children, the Limited Edition, Heritage Presentation of Animal Tales Series by Susan Hall and illustrations by Ben Guy. The prize contains 4 individual hard cover books, 52 pages each. The National Library of Australia Publishing (NLA Publishing) is offering this highly successful Animal Tales series as a limited edition heritage presentation — all four individual titles with cloth covers in a beautifully designed boxed set.  A gorgeous keepsake for Australian babies and children!

The Tale of Wil Wombat; Peek Platypus; Kyla Koala and Kaz Kangaroo describe how, when the first European settlers arrived, they did not understand Australian animals. The stories revolve around misunderstandings about the animals – that the koala (bear) would drink milk, that the platypus breathed underwater like a fish; that white settlers didn’t know a wombat could dig and were astounded when they saw a kangaroo hop with babies in a pouch. The white settlers had never seen anything like Australian creatures and were not quite sure what they were ― they made many mistakes in their attempts to draw them. At the end of these books are pictures drawn by early settlers, accompanied by a simple text for children. See a kangaroo with four babies, a koala with pig-like ears and a wombat standing up on hind legs!

The Animal Tales Library: A limited edition heritage presentation of the National Library of Australia's highly successful Animal Tales series in a beautifully designed boxed set. A gorgeous keepsake for Australian babies and young children. Available from bookshops and the National Library of Australia's online bookshop: bookshop.nla.gov.au. RRP $49.95.


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