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 Shipwreck, Sailors and Sixty Thousand Years : Fair Dinkum Histories Series : Book 1 - Jackie French

Shipwreck, Sailors and Sixty Thousand Years

Fair Dinkum Histories Series : Book 1

By: Jackie French, Peter Sheehan (Illustrator)


Published: 1st February 2009
For Ages: 8+ years old
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RRP $16.99

In 1493 the Pope gave Portugal the half of the world that included eastern Australia. By 1770 the Dutch had claimed the western, northern and southern coastlines of the continent-and Cook claimed the east coast for the British in 1770. But unlike the Europeans who claimed New Holland as their own, many nations of Indigenous people had already been living there for tens of thousands of years . . .

About The Author

Jacqueline Anne "Jackie" French (born 29 November 1953) is an award-winning Australian author. She writes mainly children's fiction and books on gardening.

Jackie French was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane, but moved to the bush in her early twenties. She is a keen gardener and appeared on the TV series Burke's Backyard. She has written well over a hundred books. Jackie lives in New South Wales, near the small town of Braidwood at Araluen. She began writing when she was 30, in a desperate attempt to get enough money together to register her car. At the time, she was living in a tin shed with a black snake named Gladys and a wombat named Smudge. A hundred and thirty-two books later, she is still writing and is often dubbed Australia's most popular children's writer. Jackie also appears regularly on radio and television.


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An interesting and informative read!

By Reading is Thinking!

from Melbourne, AU

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative


    Best Uses

    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Shipwreck, Sailors and Sixty Thousand Years:

    Used as a classroom read-a-loud, this book engaged and enthused my Grade 4 students. The fun facts were easy to understand and helped bring the lesser known history of Australia to life.

    Another Jackie French success!!

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    ISBN: 9781741693133
    ISBN-10: 1741693136
    Series: Fair Dinkum Histories
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 1st February 2009
    Publisher: Scholastic Australia
    Dimensions (cm): 20.800 x 13.800