Once there was nothing. Then there was something . . .
Come on a fascinating journey through time from the explosive beginnings of our planet through the formation of the Australian landscape, from the deeply entrenched history of our Indigenous people to modern-day Australia. Beginning with the creation of our country’s landmass and climate, Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline presents the key moments in our country’s geographical, faunal and floral formation, and later human settlement.
Featuring succinct entries on historical moments over the past 47 billion years, Australian Story covers such topics as ecological change, social upheaval, politics, invention, the industrial age, war, immigration, celebration, culture and modern technology and presents them in a way that is visual, fun and thoroughly entertaining for children. Illustrated with a striking collection of photographs and images from the NLA’s collection, this is history for children like never before.
A fascinating snapshot of our country, Australian Story tells who we once were, who we are today . . . and where we are going. Originally published in 2012, Australian Story is now brought up to date with events up to 2016 and a new cover.
About the Author
Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works. An experienced magazine writer, editor and speaker, she has been writing professionally for over 25 years and has almost a thousand articles and reviews in print and online. She also founded Kids’ Book Review, the number one children’s literature site on the web, and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge.
Tania has many years’ experience in book design and has a deep love of illustration. Australia: Illustrated is her first self-illustrated picture book. An Ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), and a Friend of The Reading Hour, she is also passionate about literacy. She has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her very supportive family, and a mountain of books.
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st February 2017
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 29.7