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Mulga Bill's Bicycle

Author: A. B. Paterson
Illustrators: Kilmeny & Deborah Niland

This famous Australian poem was first published in 1896. It tells of a bushie's disastrous adventure with his fandangled new bicycle. This best-selling illustrated version has been continuously in print since 1973.

Picture book 32 pages
Concepts: humorous Australian poem, new experiences, adventure
Age 4-10


  • 1973 ABPA Book Design Award
  • 1974 Visual Arts Board Award
  • 1976 IBBY Certificate of Honour

Mulga Bill fun activities!
Download Mulga Bill's colour-in page
Download Mulga Bill's maze (not that difficult)

Download another Mulga Bill maze (quite difficult!)