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  • Shipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 Yearsby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    In 1493 the Pope gave Portugal the half of the world that included eastern Australia. By 1770 the Dutch had claimed the western, northern and southern coastlines of the continent-and Cook claimed the east coast for the British in 1770. But unlike the Europeans who claimed New Holland as their own, many nations of Indigenous people had already been... more...

  • Grim Crims and Convictsby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    It was an incredible idea-to found a colony of convicts eight months' sail away from Great Britain. In a land with no cities, no farms, no rich spices. Just savages in huts. The Dutch, the French and the Portuguese had known about this place for two hundred years-and had turned their noses up at it. The Chinese had known about it for even longer... more...

  • Rotters and Squattersby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    There were two tiny colonies at the end of the world-one in New South Wales and one in Van Diemen's Land-perched on the edge of a vast and mostly unmapped continent. There were four main towns-Sydney and Parramatta in New South Wales, and Hobart and Launceston in Van Diemen's Land. Radiating out from around these towns were a growing number... more...

  • Gold, Graves and Gloryby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    For 60,000 years the rest of the world had pretty much left Australia and its Aboriginal nations alone. Then it became a home for Britain's criminals and poor. Now a con man had found gold and suddenly everyone was heading to Australia: adventurers, revolutionaries, camels . . . Australia would never be the same. more...

  • Nation of Swaggies and Diggersby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    The Australian colonies had come a long way since they were a dump for grim crims and convicts. Life was comfortableat least for some. But soon drought would send swaggies waltzing their matildas along the roads, and bad times would make politicians dream of uniting the country into one nation. And then a far-off war would create a different kind of... more...

  • Weevils, War and Wallabiesby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2009; US$ 16.99

    1920-1945, an iconic period in Australian history: QANTAS founded, the Sydney Harbour Bridge built, Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup and dies in the US, Don Bradman wows the world at the wicket and becomes the main target in the Bodyline series. The Depression hits. Australia enters WW II. Aborigines lobby for full citizenship. German ships lay mines... more...

  • Rockin', Rollin', Hair and Hippiesby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2010; US$ 16.99

    World War II was over, and it was a good time to be Australian. Rock 'n' roll, television and the Olympics had come down under. But underneath it all was the menace of the Cold War, and then came the horrors of Korea and Vietnam. Why couldn't we all just get along? Covers a pivotal time in Australia's history, as ideologies clashed... more...

  • Booms, Busts and Bushfiresby Jackie French

    Scholastic Australia 2010; US$ 16.99

    Telling it like it really was-true-blue Aussie history! Australia had changed before, but slowly. Now everything was fast! Attitudes were evolving, technology was changing every aspect of life, and people were starting to recognise the damage we were doing to our land-and the way Australia's Indigenous people had been mistreated. Our resources... more...

  • Nothing to Fearby Jackie French Koller

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993; US$ 8.00

    Thirteen-year-old Danny and his family are struggling to make ends meet in New York during the Great Depression. His father leaves to search for work, and Danny and his mother do what they can to survive. With his mother pregnant and unable to help, Danny is forced to beg for food. Through it all, they retain their good humor and family pride, and... more...

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