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Alan Marshall, 1984

Jacqueline Mitelman

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 50.3 cm x 40.6 cm, image: 50.3 cm x 35.8 cm)

Alan Marshall AM OBE (1902-1984) was a writer. He is best known for his autobiography I Can Jump Puddles, which recounts his experiences after the age of six, when he was paralysed by polio. The book sold over three million copies and has been translated into many languages, as well as being adapted for an award-winning film and an Australian television series. The Alan Marshall Award for Literature is the award for children's literature in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Accession number: 2003.150

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Jacqueline Mitelman (age 32 in 1984)

Alan Marshall AM OBE (age 82 in 1984)

Subject professions

Writing

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.