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Close up of a young girl feeding a lamb with a babys bottle
A black and white image of a young girl dressed in overalls with a large white bow in her hair, feeding a lamb with a baby's bottle. The girl is identified as Jane Grant. In the background two other lambs chew on grass. This image was shot while filming School in the Mailbox, 1946: Nominated for an Academy Award, this film from the 1940s looks at how Australians triumphed over distance, educating the children of the outback by correspondence. These students, living far from any school, are taught from a city school where there are no pupils, only teachers. In the days before satellites, the internet or photocopying machines, School in the Mailbox shows the extraordinary organisation and planning that was involved in delivering lessons to children by plane, train, buggy, even camel and then returned to the school for correction
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