November 16th 2020 marks 100 years since Colin Thiele’s birth. To celebrate the life of one of Australia’s most beloved authors and teachers the University of South Australia Library invites you to explore Colin Thiele – 100th Anniversary Exhibition honouring his contribution to Australian literature and education.
This online exhibition showcases the Colin Thiele Research Collection, donated to the University of South Australia by Colin in 2000. Treasures featured from the collection include:
- Original manuscripts and first edition copies of Colin Thiele’s works
- Colin Thiele’s Smith-Corona electric typewriter
- Awards and tributes
- Correspondence and gifts from school students and admirers, including a unique collection of pelicans.
To view the exhibition and to find out more about the Colin Thiele Research Collection, visit https://guides.library.unisa.edu.au/specialandarchivalcollections/thiele