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Australia Felix: Cartoons from the daily life of an infectionate uncle

Australia Felix: cartoons from the daily life of an infectionate uncle

A unique life story captured in watercolours

In sorrow and joy, good times and bad, Australia Felix is the fish-out-of-water story of one London man’s attempt to live the Great Australian Dream in early colonial Melbourne.

In a series of quirky and hilarious autobiographical illustrations, Edward Wilson chronicles his encounters with various people and events that help him find his feet, living on the newest frontier down under.

Samples (click to enlarge)

Written by Edward Wilson (1813-1878), the co-owner and editor of The Argus newspaper from 1848 until he died in 1878. He was also a philanthropist, contributing funds to hospitals, universities and other charitable organisations.

Edited by Alexandria Blaelock, who writes stories, some of them for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. She’s also written five self-help books applying business techniques to personal matters like getting dressed, cleaning house, and feeding your friends. Discover more at her website.

Available in

  • Hardback (ISBN: 978-1-925749-72-4) MSRP US$24.99 (AU$39.99)
  • Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-925749-87-8) MSRP US$14.99 (AU$19.99)