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Big Book of Australian History

Big Book of Australian History


Macinnis, Peter

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This is the revised third edition of The Big Book of Australian History, awarded Notable Book by the Childrens Book Council of Australia in 2014. Drawing on the impressive collections of the National Library of Australia, this comprehensive book provides children with an interesting and engaging overview of the history of Australia. It covers many of the main events and people in the nations history. Packed with colourful images and interesting facts, it introduces children to the many people and events that have made Australia what it is today. It also encourages them to think about how Australia has evolved as a nation. The book features stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia by artists (such as Joseph Lycett, John Gould and S.T. Gill) and photographers (such as Frank Hurley, Bruce Howard and Peter Dombrovskis). It also tells the stories of some of the most significant contributors to Australias cultural, political, sporting and social life, including Captain James Cook, Governor Lachlan Macquarie, inventor David Unaipon, aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, first female member of parliament Enid Lyons, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, land rights leader Vincent Lingiari, and the first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. Straya'!

ISBN: 9780642279026
Author: Macinnis, Peter
Publication date: 01/04/2017
Format: Paperback
Dimension: 297mm X 230mm

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