Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people? The invaluable role of local guides in this event is rarely recognised.... read more

Australia's First Naturalists: The Importance of Indigenous People to Early Zoological Collectors

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 Australian History

The Snowy - A History tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels. This classic, prize-winning account of the remarkable Snowy Scheme is available again for the 70th anniversary of this epic nation-bui... read more

The Snowy: A History

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 Australian History

Dark Emu in the Classroom: Teacher Resources for High School Geography is a rich resource for teachers to use in the Geography classroom. Based on the concepts in Bruce Pascoe's highly acclaimed book Dark Emu, this resource presents lesson ... read more

Dark Emu in the Classroom: Geography Years 9 And 10

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

Our Stories: Australian History
 

Our Stories History Pack

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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

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 Australian History

Series:Democracy Trilogy Ser.
Awards:Winner of Stella Prize 2014.

Winner of the Stella Prize, 2014. The Eureka Stockade. It's one of Australia's foundation legends yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited gold miners we learned about at schoo... read more

Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, The

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

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

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 Australian History

'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticat... read more

Dark Emu

The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. ... read more

Grog A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.
New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the Engli... read more

The Catalpa Rescue: The Most Dramatic & Successful Prison Break in Australian History