Quote of the day

But in Australia a model child is – I say it not without thankfulness – an unknown quantity.
It may be that the miasmas of naughtiness develop best in the sunny brilliancy of our atmosphere. It may be that the land and the people are so young-hearted together, and the children’s spirits are not crushed and saddened by the shadow of long years’ sorrowful history.
There is a lurking sparkle of joyousness and rebellion and mischief in nature here, and therefore in children. –   Ethel Turner  who was born on this day in 1872

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