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Dorothy Wall (12 January 1894 - 21 January 1942) was a New Zealand-born author and illustrator of children's fiction books. She is most famous for creating Blinky Bill, an anthropomorphic koala who was the central character in her books Blinky Bill: the Quaint Little Australian (1933), Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) and Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937).

Wall was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 12 January 1894 and won scholarships for her art at the age of 10. She migrated to Australia in 1914 and worked for the Sun newspaper in Sydney. In 1920 her first children's story "Tommy Bear and the Zookies" was published and the following year she married Andrew Delfosse Badgery. The same year Wall found some acclaim for her illustrations in J.J. Hall's book "The Crystal Bowl".

Throughout the 1920s and 30s she continued to work as an illustrator. Her best known book Blinky Bill: the Quaint Little Australian was published in 1933. In 1934 she divorced Badgery and moved with her son to Warrimoo in the Blue Mountains where she completed two more Blinky Bill books, Blinky Bill Grows Up and Blinky Bill and Nutsy. Despite Blinky Bill's popularity Wall experienced financial difficulties and was forced to fall back on her skills as an artist. Angust & Robertson, Ltd., her publishers at the time, provided her with work illustrating book jackets.

Suffering from depression and with failing health, Wall returned to New Zealand in 1937 where she became an illustrator for the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Weekly News. Over the next few years both her health and her financial situation improved, aided no doubt by the publishing of The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill in 1939. In July 1941 Wall moved back to Sydney and the country she loved so much, but her health quickly deteriorated and on 21 January 1942 she died of pneumonia at her home in Cremorne. She was buried in Northern Suburbs cemetery.

In 1985 a postage stamp honouring Wall or her creation, Blinky Bill, was issued by Australia Post as part of a set of five commemorating children's books. [1].
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Total Books: 40
The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill Illustrated
2015 - The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill Illustrated (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781519737984
ISBN-10: 151973798X
Genre: Children's Books
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The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill
2011 - The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849025713
ISBN-10: 1849025711
Genre: Children's Books
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2009 - Blinky Bill and Nutsy [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Blinky Bill Grows Up [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - Blinky Bill [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
Encounters With the Invisible Unseen Illness Controversy And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Finding Your Writer's Voice A Guide to Creative Fiction
1996 - Finding Your Writer's Voice a Guide to Creative Fiction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312151287
ISBN-10: 0312151284
Genre: Reference
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Australian Children's Classics Slipcase
1996 - Australian Children's Classics Slipcase (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207190612
ISBN-10: 0207190615
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Blinky Bill- The New Arrival A Tragedy Naughty Escapades
1994 - Blinky Bill- the New Arrival a Tragedy Naughty Escapades (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781854699534
ISBN-10: 1854699539
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Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill
1991 - Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207157059
ISBN-10: 0207157057
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Blinky Bill Birthday Book
1991 - Blinky Bill Birthday Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207172441
ISBN-10: 0207172447
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Blinky Bill Postcard Book
1991 - Blinky Bill Postcard Book (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780207169816
ISBN-10: 0207169810
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Meet Blinky Bill
1984 - Meet Blinky Bill (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207145421
ISBN-10: 0207145423
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Blinky Bill and the Pelicans
1977 - Blinky Bill and the Pelicans [Young Australia] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207132889
ISBN-10: 0207132887
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Brownie The story of a naughty little rabbit
1977 - Brownie the Story of a Naughty Little Rabbit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207134845
ISBN-10: 0207134847
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Blinky Bill and the Tree Warming
1976 - Blinky Bill and the Tree Warming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207132971
ISBN-10: 0207132976
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Blinky Bill and the Guest House
1976 - Blinky Bill and the Guest House (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207132407
ISBN-10: 0207132402
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Blinky Bill and the Rabbit's Birthday Party
1975 - Blinky Bill and the Rabbit's Birthday Party (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780207121043
ISBN-10: 0207121044
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Blinky Bill at Mr Smifkins' Farm
1974 - Blinky Bill at Mr Smifkins' Farm [Young Australia Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207130571
ISBN-10: 0207130574
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Blinky Bill And Nutsy Young Australia Series
Blinky Bill and Nutsy Young Australia Series (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207125553
ISBN-10: 0207125554
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Blinky Bill Runs Away
Blinky Bill Runs Away (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207135071
ISBN-10: 020713507X
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Blinky Bill and the bull ants
Blinky Bill and the Bull Ants [from The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207135088
ISBN-10: 0207135088
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Blinky Bill cookbook
Blinky Bill Cookbook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207135309
ISBN-10: 0207135304
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Yaquina Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast
Yaquina Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780936738079
ISBN-10: 0936738073
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