Historical information

An early primer written by Emmeline Pye (1861 - 1949) whilst teaching at Central Brunswick school. Emmeline Pye was one of the pioneers of kindergarten education in Victoria, she opened the first state kindergarten in Victoria at Albert Street, Brunswick in 1907.


This reader was used at the local schools in the City of Moorabbin.

Physical description

Small booklet of 38 pages with coloured pictures

Inscriptions & markings

The Austral Primers - No 1 First Steps at School MELBOURNE Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington N.Z. WHITCOMBE & TOMBS LIMITED