Simpson and his Donkey

illustration from Simpson and his Donkey
Thursday 02 February 2017 09:00AM to Thursday 27 April 2017 05:00PM
The Story Place Gallery

The delightful illustrations by Frané Lessac help to tell the famous WW1 story. John Kirkpatrick Simpson and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the WW1 campaign at Gallipoli. The colourful illustrations are in stark contrast with the reality of the events and together with the story, give a deeper understanding of the bravery of Australians at war. This is an exhibition of the original illustrations from the children’s picture book Simpson and his Donkey, by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Frané Lessac.

For Schools: School groups are welcome to visit Simpson and his Donkey and attend the State Library’s education workshop, Digging up the Past – World War 1. Registration information and teachers’guides are available from