I took the train to one of my favourite destinations, the Blue Mountains, to visit Margaret Hamilton at Pinerolo at Blackheath, perched at the top of Megalong Valley.

I pleased to see so many old friends, both illustrators’ and authors’ works on the walls of the Pinerolo Museum. It certainly serves as a history of Australian children’s literature.

The Blue Mountains, in particular Megalong Valley is a place redolent with childhood for me and I wrote a book set there, Valley under the Rock, as well as a poem of the same title.

Libby Hathorn with Margaret Hamilton
Margaret, Max and Libby enjoying Australian children’s literature

We were amazed at the wonderful museum and truly beautiful house Max and Margaret have established there.