The Story of Australia
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The Story of Australia: For the young (and the curious)
A modern classic: Don Watson’s history of Australia for children of the twenty-first century.
History told so well it gives us a better idea of who we are – and what we might become.
Did you know?
Kangaroos weighing 400 kilograms, flightless birds twice the size of emus, tortoises the size of cars, snakes 10 metres long, echidnas as big as sheep, and diprotodons wombat-like creatures the size of rhinoceroses – were among the many creatures that walked the land 50,000 years ago.
The Story of Australia weaves together the many strands of our nation’s past – ancient and indigenous, colonial and contemporary – to create a fascinating history for all readers, young and old.