Australian History – Core Books

Younger Children:

Great Events in Australian History- Alan Boardman, Alan and Roland Harvey

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The Australia Book – Eve Pownall
For younger children.

They Live in Australia- Eve Pownall


Exploring Australia- Eve Pownall

Australia From the Beginning- Eve Pownall
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My Place- Nadia Wheatly & Donna Rawlins

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8-12 Years:



Our Sunburnt Country: An Illustrated History of Australia – Arthur Baillie
Primary Student.  Our favourite. Re-published by Downunder Literature

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Australian Sea Stories (ASS)-Compilation by Cassell

Australian Explorers (AE) Cassell -Compilation by Cassell

Australian Australian Aviators (AA)-Compilation by Cassell

Australian Bushrangers-Compilation by Cassell

Australian Pioneers -Compilation by Cassell

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History of Australia – Manning Clarke, Meredith Hooper
Primary/Lower Highschool
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Our Heritage-History of Catholic Church in Australia – Foreward by Duffy CJ

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The Family Book of Mary Claire – Eleanor Spence

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Dr Karl’s Great Australian Facts and Firsts- Kruszelnicki, Karl

Provides information on scientific discovery and endeavours. Presenting the facts behind the success stories, the author also tells the reader about the disasters. It is intended for ages 8+.


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A Short History of Australia – Manning Clarke

I read this in University  but believe an upper higshcool student could handle this.





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