Christina’s Matilda

Christina’s Matilda

Edel Wignell and Elizabeth Botte

IP Kids                                    Picture Book/ Historical Non-Fiction


Christina’s Matilda is a step back in time; the story starts in 1854 and is a look at the life of Christina Macpherson.  Who as it happens helped to write Waltzing Matilda a little known fact that Edel Wignell wanted to make known.

Christina had an interesting life as a child her household was even held hostage by the bushranger Dan Morgan.  At a later date though, she sat at a piano and created the tune for Waltzing Matilda beside Banjo Paterson, who is still recognised for his poetry and writing. 

Christina’s Matilda would certainly be a great resource for a school project and a great discussion piece for the classroom.

A Bug in a Book Review – Angela Hall

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