Ten Pound Pom - the illustrated picture book

Tuesday 16 March 2021 09:00AM to Sunday 06 June 2021 05:30PM
The Story Place Gallery

The illustrated picture book Ten Pound Pom (Black Dog Books, 2017), by Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli, shares the real life tale of Carole Wilkinson’s journey of migration from England to Australia. In the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of British migrants were welcomed to Australia as part of assisted passage migration schemes.

This exhibition explores this story, showing how Liz Anelli crafted the illustrations through layering of sketches, collage, ephemera and digital techniques.

Especially curated for children and families, this exhibition is supported by a self-guided trail. 

Free exhibition, no tickets required.


Image caption: We arrive at Fremantle, detail from page 20 of Ten Pound Pom, 2017, Liz Anelli, State Library of Western Australia, PWC/269