Experience two hundred years of Australian history through the eyes of twenty children growing up on a single piece of land they all know as "my place".
Australia's apology to Indigenous Australians in 2008.
Nadia Wheatley is a widely published author of picture books, fiction, history and biography for both adults and children. Seven of her books have been CBCA Honour books in her native Australia, and she has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her work includes Five Times Dizzy, Highway, The House that was Eureka, Lucy in the Light Year and Going Bush. She lives in Australia. and on Twitter as @NadiaWheatley. Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher. She has won many awards for her work and in 2003 was the recipient of the prestigious Lady Cutler Award, presented by the Children's Book Council of New South Wales, for her outstanding contribution to the children's book industry in Australia. Her books include The Kinder Hat, Tucking Mummy In, and Firefighters (9781921150296). She lives in the Lower Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.
Brilliant children's book showing the same suburb visited each ten years, beginning from the present day and travelling backwards until pre colonial days. This book could be read forwards or backwards. It is jammed with history but doesn't feel like a history lesson. Each decade is accompanied by a detailed illustration showing the changes time has made. No wonder it won the Children's Book of the Year. -- Maggie goodreads For anyone with young children, especially if you want them to learn a bit about Australia, this is a cracking read. It really brings Australian history to life. -- Caroline goodreads This fascinating book is like a time capsule of the first 200 years of white settlement in Australia, demonstrating that the Australian community has been influenced by cultures from all around the globe. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were. If you are looking for a way to introduce your primary school-aged children to Australia's modern history, this book is a wonderful way to begin. Kids' Book Review
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