WATTLE BABIES. Sydney: Angus Robertson 1922 [1918 by May Gibbs (Australian artist)

"Wattle Babies", Sydney: Angus Robertson Illustrations by Australian May Gibbs. These may be "wattle babies" to you, but to me they're gumnut fairies!

'The Gumnut Babies', 1917

More characters from Famous Australian author and illustrator May Gibbs book: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. These stories are woven around 'come-to-life' Australian fauna.

"Snugglepot & Cuddlepie" by May Gibbs, 1918.

May Gibbs: Iconic Australian Illustrator

"We must be cousins!", said Hutu' – Pohutukawa fairies – An illustration from 'Hutu and Kawa find an island' by Avis Acres.