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Book of Indonesian Children's Songs - Uit de Zak van De Tjelana Monjet (From the Pocket of the Jumpsuit)

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

A 112p.soft cover book of children's songs in the Indonesian language. The 50 songs are all illustrated with black and white pen drawings. The words are written below the music.
The items were collected by Huib Deetman and illustrated by Emmy Verhoeff.
26.5cm x 19cm x 1cm
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Historical information
The story of how this collection came to be put together in the late 1990's from the memories of a very young child is told in the Introduction. The Tjelana Monet (jumpsuit or "onesie") had a large pocket in the front in which the child could carry his or her treasures. Figuratively speaking, it's from this pocket that Huib Deetman pulled the 50 pre-WWII songs in this collection. The language is also pre-war rather than the post-1945 Bahasa.
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Last updated
18 Feb 2020 at 12:27PM