In 1965 in Kew, Melbourne, 88-year-old Grace Tabulo passed away at her 1860’s home, Fairyland. This ended more than 20 years that Grace and her Gallipoli-veteran husband Jim had made their home a tourist attraction for children in the local area and beyond. With exhibits, stories, concerts and celebrations for events like Empire Day, Fairyland featured in newspapers and magazines in Melbourne and abroad. It was a unique place in a more innocent time that had a profound effect on all those who went there. What motivated this childless couple to dedicate their lives to their community? And what are some of the mysteries that lie behind this story. This is a window into post-war Melbourne suburbia which celebrates a wonderful couple and their lives’ work.
Craig Maher –
I really enjoyed this book and was drawn to fascinating story behind Fairyland in Kew. Highly recommended.
Judith heath –
James i met you at view club,wonderful story i brought your book,couldn’t put it down.i love history. I am going to go to kew cemetery and see grave. You are a wonderful young man,keep up good work.