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Wattle Day and a contemporary response to Olga Ernst's fairy tales.

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Every so often I quietly 'google' for new references to Olga Ernst and today, appropriately as it is 'Wattle Day', I was rewarded with two new references to Olga's fairy tales. I have been researching Olga's contribution for almost four years and I am thrilled to see some momentum building through the interest of others in her story.
From the Storytelling Guild's blog 
Q&A about Olga Ernst in this interview with Belinda Calderone
Vonny Kemister is testing a story to tell at the Botanic Garden. Vonny’s story comes from Olga Earnst’s [sic] Fairy Tales from The Land of the Wattle (1904)
A reference to my talk at Brighton Historical Society in 2012
My research would not be so rich or so accurate without the help of Ernst relatives who have sourced further information, fellow researchers, friends in the Melbourne Lutheran Trinity community and of course my coffee-drinking companion and research assistant Susan. I am always grateful for further information.
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