Australian – Depression/1930s

Picture Books


Once there was a Swagman -HF Brinsmead

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Chapter Books:

Smiley –  Raymond Moore

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Ride a Wild Pony – James Aldridge

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Longtime Passing – Hesba Brinsmead

Historical fiction, based on the author’s own family, who lived in the lower Blue Mountains, near Kurrajong .interesting local history.

Longtime Dreaming – Hesba Brinsmead

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Somewhere round the Corner – Jackie French

Barbara, caught up in a demonstration, goes “round the corner” and arrives in the 1930s in another demonstration.  In this time-shift story a homeless girl finds a home and family in the midst of the worst depression.  Her new family live at Poverty Gully – a camp in the central tablelands of NSW

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By the Sandhills of Yamboorah – Reginald Ottley
A boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, he begins a journey of self- discovery. Ages 9-14.

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On Our Selection – Steele Rudd



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