Appealing and accessible nonfiction perfect for school projects. Includes large-format photographs and dramatic stories, maps, fact boxes, timelines, authentic photographs and other primary source materials to bring history to life.
The most famous, or infamous, of Australia s bushrangers was Ned Kelly. But what was Australia like when Ned was growing up? How did the events of young Ned's life, his family and his friends, shape the man who was to become an Australian icon?
Life on the Goldfields
People travelled from all over the world to seek their fortune on the Australian goldfields. But when they got to Australia, they found life was tough. How did these early emigrants make a life for themselves in this harsh new place? Focusing on the Victorian diggings, Life on the Goldfields shows how these improvised communities became town and cities.
At the age of seven, children in eighteenth-century Britain were tried in court like adults. Some as young as nine were transported to the colonies. Their names may not be familiar, but one of these child convicts would become the first person hanged in Australia, another would be celebrated on our twenty-dollar note and a third would count a future prime minister as a descendant. Their story is one of survival. Their story is one of nation-building. Their story is the story of Australia.