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Nutcote

Location: 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089

Constructed: 1924-1925


Author May Gibbs, for the first time, gave Australian children a fantasy world they could relate to. She created Bush Babies and Bad Banksia Men, while other characters in her books were Australian animals. These wonderful stories and the evocative illustrations that accompany them were penned at Nutcote and much of Gibb's inspiration came from her garden. If you or your children love May Gibbs then a visit to Nutcote is a must. The house, now owned by the North Sydney Municipal Council, is a centre for children's literature, art and the environment. May Gibbs' Garden Tea Room is open for light meals and special events.


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Name of item: Nutcote
Other name/s: May Gibbs house
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Location: 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local Govt: North Sydney
Designer: B.J.Waterhouse
Builder: F.J.Gray
Constructed: 1924-1925
Current use: House museum and education centre
Former use: Aboriginal land, timber-getting, dwelling and inspiration for illustration, writing