Canberra celebrates life and work of children's author Colin Thiele

By Stephanie Owen Reeder
Updated April 23 2018 - 1:27pm, first published May 22 2015 - 1:45pm

There was very little public fanfare when much-admired children's author, educator and conservationist Colin Thiele died on September 4, 2006, aged 85. The news of his death was swallowed up in the media frenzy over the dramatic death that day of exuberant wildlife wrangler Steve Irwin. However, Thiele's legacy definitely deserves recognition.

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