The Resource The big book of Australian history, Peter Macinnis

The big book of Australian history, Peter Macinnis

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The big book of Australian history
Title
The big book of Australian history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Macinnis
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Author
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the impressive collections of the National Library of Australia, this comprehensive book provides children with an interesting and engaging overview of the history of Australia. It covers many of the main events in the nation's history, including: ·Ancient Australia ·The Dreaming ·Voyages of discovery ·Founding colonies ·The explorers ·The lure of gold ·Settling the land ·The growth of cities ·Federation ·Becoming Anzacs ·Modern times ·The Great Depression ·Defending Australia ·Building for the future ·Controversial issues ·The sporting life ·Embracing multiculturalism ·On the world stage ·Through good times and bad Packed with colourful images and interesting facts, The Big Book of Australian History introduces children to the many people and events that have made Australia what it is today. It also encourages them to think about how Australia has evolved as a nation. The book features stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia by artists such as Ellis Rowan, John Gould and S.T. Gill. It also tells the stories of some of the most significant contributors to Australia's cultural, political, sporting and social life, including Captain James Cook, Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and aviator Charles Kingsford Smith. Ages 10+. This is a book to dip into and savour. Author Peter Macinnis' enthusiastic retelling of Australia's story is infectious. Among the big events and the great moments that have shaped the country, Macinnis also includes lesser-known, interesting details that bring Australian history to life. For example, did you know that, in 1934, the ABC developed 'synthetic' cricket, in which radio broadcasters gave a ball-by-ball description of the game, using sound effects to simulate the sound of bat on ball and the applause of the crowd? The Big Book of Australian History was created with the help of a consultant historian, Indigenous advisor, and experienced history editor and writer Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, winner of the 2012 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize
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N$T
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document
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Macinnis, P.
Dewey number
994
Intended audience
For upper primary school age
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National Library of Australia
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
primary
Label
The big book of Australian history, Peter Macinnis
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=373DF725-283A-4097-8566-9454A2DD83DC
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface; Ancient Australia; The Dreaming; Voyages of Discovery; Founding Colonies; Exploring the Land; The Lure of Gold; Settling the Land; The Growth of Cities; Federation; Becoming Anzacs; Modern Times; The Great Depression; Defending Australia; Building for the Future; Controversial Issues; Dealing with Disasters; The Sporting Life; Embracing Multiculturism; On the World Stage; You Are a History Maker; List of Illustrations; Index
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780642278531
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
Stock number
373DF725-283A-4097-8566-9454A2DD83DC
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o870647180
  • (OCoLC)870647180
Label
The big book of Australian history, Peter Macinnis
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=373DF725-283A-4097-8566-9454A2DD83DC
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface; Ancient Australia; The Dreaming; Voyages of Discovery; Founding Colonies; Exploring the Land; The Lure of Gold; Settling the Land; The Growth of Cities; Federation; Becoming Anzacs; Modern Times; The Great Depression; Defending Australia; Building for the Future; Controversial Issues; Dealing with Disasters; The Sporting Life; Embracing Multiculturism; On the World Stage; You Are a History Maker; List of Illustrations; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780642278531
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
373DF725-283A-4097-8566-9454A2DD83DC
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o870647180
  • (OCoLC)870647180

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