The Big Book of Australian History: Third Edition
This is a book to dip into and savour. Author Peter Macinnis' enthusiastic retelling of Australia's story is infectious. Packed with colourful images and interesting facts, "The Big Book of Australian History" introduces children not only to the big events and the great moments that have shaped the country, but also to lesser-known details that bring Australian history to life. It tells the stories of some of the most significant contributors to Australia's cultural, political, sporting and social life, and encourages children to think about how Australia has evolved as a nation.
The themes covered include: ancient Australia; Indigenous Australia; voyages of discovery; founding colonies; the explorers; the gold rushes; settling the land; the growth of cities; federation; the Anzacs; the Great Depression; defending Australia; building for the future; controversial issues; dealing with disasters; sport; multiculturalism; and Australians on the world stage.