Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Place in Space (1960)

A school text from Australia. Our Place in Space was a pamphlet from Pictoral Social Studies (series 2). There were a number of other subjects but this gem stands out.
Our Place in Space. Sydney, Australia: Australian Visual Education Pty. Ltd. (32 p.) 29 cm.
This is the standout illustration. It is a triple page illustration of a moon lander and moon rover

The content was a standard classroom text about astronomy and manned spaceflight.

But even though ordinary in many ways this rare and obscure publication still fires my dreams of space as it must have for those children of the time who had to study this in school.

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