The Bunyip Of Berkeley’s Creek [1st Ed]


By Jenny Wagner

Scarce first edition with Ron Brooks’ iconic bunyip illustrations

Out of stock


  • Uncommon First Edition [Longman Young Books, 1973]; pictorial laminated boards; spine ends bumped with 4mm tear at head; previous owner’s stamp on prelim; in jacket of same design, similarly bumped at ends with tiny chips
  • A very good copy of an iconic Australian picture book [Winner CBCA Picture Book Of The Year, 1974]
  • “… a truly imaginative conception of the mythical creature: it was so convincing as to be recognizable even though a bunyip’s appearance may hitherto have been hazy.” [Marcie Muir, A History Of Australian Children’s Book Illustration, p93]
  • The team of Wagner & Brooks also won Picture Book Of The Year with John Brown, Rose & The Midnight Cat in 1978]
  • ISBN: 0 582 16264 5 / 0582162645

For a real-life experience [in Adelaide], do check out the Bunyip Trail in our wonderful Park Lands [Tulya Wardli]

Bunyip Trail, children’s trail in Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli