It is exactly 100 years1 since May Gibbs of Nutcote published Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful.
At the onset of World War I, anxious to contribute to the war effort, May produced over 30 postcard designs that were sent in Red Cross parcels to the Australian troops.2
No doubt these whimsical reminders of home were well received:
Footnotes and sources:
1 May Gibbs: an Australian classic State Library NSW Collections http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/may-gibbs retrieved online 17/01/18
2 May Gibb’s postcards and commercial art https://www.maygibbs.org/may-gibbs-artwork/postcards-commercial-art/ retrieved online 17/01/18