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GNOME CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA!
Innovative Rotary project a winner for Lower Mountains
It’s official. Glenbrook, NSW, is the Gnome Capital of Eastern Australia!
Maggie Egleton, Mistress of “Gnomeland”, Ober Lodge, in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, has just published a magnificent glossy, coffee table book entitled “Gnomeland – an introduction to the Little People” – and the annual Australian Gnome Convention at Glenbrook receives special mention.
There are only two Australian Gnome references in the 160 page volume and Glenbrook proudly shares its claim to world Gnome fame with the beautiful Ferguson Valley, Western Australia, - home of Gnomesville (a large static display of Gnomes at Wellington Mills).
However, the annual Glenbrook Convention is unique in the Convention world and earned a double page spread in the new publication.
Maggie Egleton says “This book is for the gnomes – all of them. They make people smile, and people who like gnomes are happy people”.
The book comprises seven chapters – A World of Gnomes, The Gnome Makes, Great Gnome Collections, Gnome Adventures, The Modern Gnome, Gnome Art, and finally Maggie’s own story, The Gnome Lady.
An initiative of the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, Glenbrook’s annual Australian Gnome Convention is featured in the chapter on “Gnome Adventures”.
The two pages of coverage includes photographs and words by Rotary Down Under magazine managing editor Bob Aitken of Lapstone. There’s a superb study of the club’s Gnome Master David Cook of Glenbrook delivering his annual Gnome Convention address at Australia Day in Glenbrook Park and two colourful photographs of general Gnome scenes from recent Conventions.
Go direct to the books page to buy this, and other Gnome BOOKS!