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Childhoods past
Political events

Introduction | Social events | Political events | Special events | Personal and cultural identity | Hermannsberg and Aurukun school

School and family life | Writing patterns | Fingerpainting | Observations of daily life | 'Reach for the apple' | Frances Derham

 

Young children from the northern Italian Montessori School Casa Dei Bambini used tiny paper and delicate coloured pencils to portray the destruction of their community as bombs dropped on their churches, mountain villages and families. Spanish children from a French refugee camp drew images which showed the ruins of their homes and the resulting humanitarian efforts to assist the wounded and displaced. In Austria, children watched the changing of their nation as a new regime raised flags, and graphically recorded the development of a new social order.

 

Voghera
Italy

Plane and soldiers


14.0 x 14.0 cm

 

 

 

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Uccio
Italy

Dropping bombs on a mountain village


12.2 x 17.0 cm

 

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Di Mattia
Italy

Plane over church


14.0 x 14.0 cm

 

 

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Marian
Italy

Il funerale de la Pinuccia


14.0 x 21.2 cm

 

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Rosa Candel
Spain

Spanish village bombed


20.0 x 27.6 cm

 

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K Blasius
Austria

Nazi flags over Austria


22.0 x 27.8 cm

 

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E Puchol
Spain

Bombed building


20.2 x 27.6 cm

 

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Barrackina
Spain

Helping the wounded


20.2 x 27.6 cm

 

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Huguet
Spain

Destroyed home


20.2 x 27.6 cm

 

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Huguet
Spain

Bombs over Barcelona


20.2 x 27.6 cm

 

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Unknown
Spain

Dormitory


17.4 x 22.6 cm

 

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Ramon Garcia
Spain

School room


16.8 x 22.6 cm

 

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H Dahmke
Austria

Raising the flag


25.0x34.0 cm

 

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