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Australians All : A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology - Nadia Wheatley

Australians All

A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology

By: Nadia Wheatley, Ken Searle (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st June 2013
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
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A lavish and comprehensive new history of Australia told through the lives of young people, from the Ice Age to the Apology. 'Nadia has performed an essential service to history and the young.' - Thomas Keneally

'I love history because it is story, but the very best thing about this story is that it is not finished. All of us are making history every moment of our lives.' Nadia Wheatley

Australians Allencompasses the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement.

Brief account of the lives of real young Australians opens up this chronological narrative. Some of the subjects of the eightymini-biographies have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities.

Meticulously researched, beautifully written and highly readable, Australians All helps us understand who we are, and how we belong to the land we all share. It also shows us who we might be.

'In Australian histories there is a particular group whose tales and presence and concerns are rarely narrated. These are the children and adolescents. They are depicted as mute sufferers of the decisions of elders (as were the children of the Depression), helpless victims of policy (the Stolen Generations) and the children of the Second World War (of whom I was one). They appear in most writing of history as mere passive accessories to what adults do. But their stories are our stories too, and their stories are our history, and Nadia Wheatley, that great writer, tells that wide-ranging story in a way so imaginative and colourful that it would attract any young person, and make young readers feel that many of their personal struggles have been faced before, by children of the past and present. Nadia has performed an essential service to history and the young.' - Thomas Keneally

About the Author

Nadia Wheatley is an award-winning author whose books over thirty years reflect a commitment to issues of Reconciliation, social justice, and the conservation of the environment. Before writing fiction, the author completed a post-graduate degree in Australian history. Her publications in the field include a biography that was awarded the New South Wales Premier?s Australian History Award in 2002 as well as the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2001.

Nadia Wheatley's books for children include the classic picture book My Place(illustrated by Donna Rawlins), which travels backwards through the lives of the families who share a single small piece of land. Her fiction for young adults includes the historical novel, The House that was Eureka.

Ken Searle is best known for the cityscapes that he has exhibited during a forty-year career as an artist.

'In Australian histories there is a particular group whose tales and presence and concerns are rarely narrated. These are the children and adolescents. They are depicted as mute sufferers of the decisions of elders (as were the children of the Depression), helpless victims of policy (the Stolen Generations) and the children of the Second World War (of whom I was one). They appear in most writing of history as mere passive accessories to what adults do. But their stories are our stories too, and their stories are our history, and Nadia Wheatley, that great writer, tells that wide-ranging story in a way so imaginative and colourful that it would attract any young person, and make young readers feel that many of their personal struggles have been faced before, by children of the past and present. Nadia has performed an essential service to history and the young.' - Thomas Keneally

ISBN: 9781741146370
ISBN-10: 1741146372
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1