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The Big Book of Australian History


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 in the nations history. Packed with colourful images and interesting facts, The Big Book of Australian History 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. Author Peter Macinnis enthusiastic retelling of Australia's story is infectious.

Among the big events and the great moments that have shaped the country, Macinnis also includes lesser-known, interesting details that bring Australian history to life. For example, did you know that, in 1934, the ABC developed synthetic cricket, in which radio broadcasters gave a ball-by-ball description of the game, using sound effects to simulate the sound of bat on ball and the applause of the crowd?

The Big Book of Australian History was awarded Notable Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2014.

Peter Macinnis
Published May 2015
288 Pages
297mm x 230mm
ISBN 9780642278722

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