The Our Australia stories focus on a young Greek-Australian boy, Taha, who goes on a road trip with his Mum, visiting Australian regional towns and cities. On the way he learns about the people, history and geography of each place he visits. A mischievous young boy with a big imagination, Taha brings his destinations to life and has a lot of fun and laughs on his travels.
The second destination for Taha and his Mum is historic Broken Hill in western NSW, with its mining history and fascinating outback location. There is so much to see and do: old jails, camel rides, mines, School of the Air and the Flying Doctor service! Taha also finds he has a lot to learn about the discovery of Mungo Man, explorer Charles Sturt and to look out for kangaroos and emus along the way.
About The Author
Phil Kettle is a prolific children's author who specialises in encouraging reluctant readers. He found phenomenal success with his first series TOO COOL, which ran to 34 books. He followed up with BOYS RULE, GIRLZ ROCK and BILLY COOL, each series more successful than the last. The underlying themes of his writing are individuality, freedom of thought and positivity. Phil credits his upbringing on a farm outside Mildura and lots of sport as a youngster for his own positive outlook. Phil is currently writing a series called OUR AUSTRALIA for Australian Geographic. He passionately believes that Australian kids need to learn about their country and Australian themes. Phil lives in Melbourne and travels extensively doing literacy workshops for school children.