Age range: 6-10
Once there was nothing. Then there was something . . .Â
Come on a fascinating journey through timeâ€“â€“from the explosive beginnings of our planet through the formation of the Australian landscape, from the deeply entrenched history of our Indigenous people to modern-day Australia. Beginning with the creation of our countryâ€™s landmass and climate,Â Australian Story: An Illustrated TimelineÂ presents the key moments in our countryâ€™s geographical, faunal and floral formation, and later human settlement. Featuring succinct entries on historical moments over the past 47 billion years,Â Australian StoryÂ covers such topics as ecological change, social upheaval, politics, invention, the industrial age, war, immigration, celebration, culture and modern technologyâ€“â€“and presents them in a way that is visual, fun and thoroughly entertaining for children. Illustrated with a striking collection of photographs and images from the NLAâ€™s collection, this is history for children like never before. A fascinating snapshot of our country,Â Australian StoryÂ tells who we once were, who we are today . . . and where we are going. Originally published in 2012,Â Australian StoryÂ is now brought up to date with events up to 2016 and a new cover.