Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, mermaids, Native Americans, ordinary children from the world outside Neverland. Peter Pan has become a cultural icon symbolizing youthful escapism. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works; these include the 1924 silent film, 1953 Disney animated film, a 2003 dramatic/live-action film, a television series and many other works. Peter Pan first appeared as a character in Barrie's an adult novel. In the chapters 13–18 entitled "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens", Peter is a seven-day-old baby and has flown from his nursery to Kensington Gardens in London, where the fairies and birds taught him to fly.
He is described as a bird. Following the success of the 1904 play, Barrie's publishers and Stoughton, extracted these chapters of The Little White Bird and published them in 1906 under the title Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with the addition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Barrie returned to the character of Peter Pan as the centre of his stage play entitled Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, which premiered on 27 December 1904 in London. Barrie adapted and expanded the play's storyline as a novel, published in 1911 as Peter and Wendy. J. M. Barrie may have based the character of Peter Pan on his older brother, who died in an ice-skating accident the day before his 14th birthday, his mother and brother thought of him as forever a boy. Barrie never described Peter's appearance in detail in his novel, leaving it to the imagination of the reader and the interpretation of anyone adapting the character. In the play, Peter's outfit is made of autumn cobwebs, his name and playing the flute or pipes suggest the mythological character Pan.
Barrie mentions in Peter and Wendy that Peter Pan still had all his "first teeth". He describes him as a beautiful boy with a beautiful smile, "clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that flow from trees". Traditionally, the character has been played on stage by a petite adult woman. In the original productions in the UK, Peter Pan's costume was a reddish tunic and dark green tights, such as that worn by Nina Boucicault in 1904; this costume is exhibited at Barrie's Birthplace. The similar costume worn by Pauline Chase is displayed in the Museum of London. Early editions of adaptations of the story depict a red costume but a green costume becomes more usual from the 1920s, more so after the release of Disney's animated movie. In the Disney films, Peter wears an outfit that consists of a short-sleeved green tunic and tights made of cloth, a cap with a red feather in it, he has pointed elf-like ears, brown eyes and his hair is red. In Hook, the character is played as an adult with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
His ears appear. His Pan attire resembles the Disney outfit. In the live-action 2003 Peter Pan film, he is portrayed by Jeremy Sumpter, with blond hair, blue eyes, bare feet and a costume made of leaves and vines. In The Little White Bird and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, he was only seven days old. Although his age is not stated in Barrie's play or novel, the novel mentions that he still had all his baby teeth. In other ways, the character appears to be about 12–13 years old. Peter is an exaggerated stereotype of a careless boy, he claims greatness when such claims are questionable. In the play and book, Peter symbolises the selfishness of childhood, is portrayed as being forgetful and self-centred. Peter has a nonchalant, devil-may-care attitude, is fearlessly cocky when it comes to putting himself in danger. Barrie writes that when Peter thought he was going to die on Marooners' Rock, he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder. With this blithe attitude, he says, "To die will be an awfully big adventure".
In the play, the unseen and unnamed narrator ponders what might have been if Peter had stayed with Wendy, so that his cry might have become, "To live would be an awfully big adventure!", "but he can never quite get the hang of it". Peter's archetypal quality is his unending youth. In Peter and Wendy, it is explained that Peter must forget his own adventures and what he learns about the world in order to stay childlike. Peter's ability to fly is inconsistently. In The Little White Bird, he is able to fly, like all babies. In the play and novel, he teaches the Darling children to fly using a combination of "lovely wonderful thoughts" and fairy dust. In Barrie's Dedication to the play Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow up, the author attributes the idea of fairy dust being necessary for flight to practical needs:...after the first production I had to add something to the play at the request of parents about no one being able to fly until the fairy dust had been blown on him. -- J. M. Barrie Peter has an effect on its inhabitants when he is there.
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Windeyer is a locality in the Mid-Western Regional Council of New South Wales, Australia. It had a population of 176 as of the 2016 census. Windeyer is a former goldmining town, described as "nearly a ghost town". At its peak during the gold rushes of the 1850s there were 29 hotels, 10 schools and numerous Chinese joss houses in the area, the town at that time spreading over several kilometres, it is now a small rural hamlet, containing a hotel, a community hall, an Anglican church, a cemetery and numerous old houses and former shops and public buildings. Windeyer Public School opened in November 1859, closed in April 1861, reopened in January 1866, closed in December 2014. Richardson's Point Post Office opened at Windeyer on 1 August 1854, it was renamed Windeyer Post Office c. 1859. It closed on 30 August 1986. Windeyer Police Station was established in 1855 and closed "by late 2007". Windeyer has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Old Hargraves Road: Gold Mining Water Race
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