Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy and was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather's murder. Leo is a member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, which supports police families and honours the memory of police killed in t... read more

Black Snake: The Real Story of Ned Kelly

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops captures a time when `imagination, skill, and daring' was the source of children's play. Quoits and jacks, hide and seek, cricket with a kerosene tin for a wicket, dress ups and charades, can all be seen in... read more

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook fir... read more

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill

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 Australian History

Old Sydney to Now is a celebration of the city's spectacular growth throughout the decades. From the bustling colonial town of the 1880s, and through each decade of the 20th century to the modern metropolis of today, this book features many photos that have never been befo... read more

Old Sydney To Now

Our Stories: Australian History
 

Our Stories History Pack

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 Australian History

Cook led a scientific expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Tahiti, circumnavigated New Zealand and established that it was two separate islands, and nearly perished when the Endeavour ran aground on the worlds largest coral reef. In 1779, on his third Pacific v... read more

Cook and the Pacific

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 Australian History

Australia's Number 1 True Crime Writer on Australia's Greatest Gold Robbery. On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today. It re... read more

Australian Heist

'You almost feel you are taking that trek with the party as Robert Macklin cites the obstacles - torrential river crossings, dense bush, the Snowy Mountains and more. Macklin covers Hume's public and private life, emphasising his affinity with the coun... read more

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

A treasury of stories, poems and plays celebrating 100 years of The School Magazine Jump into this collection of literary gems. Discover some of the finest writing and illustration from the pages of the longest running children's magazine in the w... read more

For Keeps : A Treasury of The School Magazine

Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and... read more

Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook

Within 24 hours of anchoring H.M. Bark Endeavour in what is now Botany Bay, Captain James Cook did something that many other early mariners did around the Australian coast. He went fishing. Fishing f... read more

Fishing for the Past - Fishing Stories from the First European Explorers on Australian Shores

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 Australian History

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Australian Ghost Towns