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 here for tens of thousands of years...
In a grand sweeping narrative, Jackie French touches on just about everything human that happened on the Australian continent prior to British settlement. There are illustrations, cartoons and jokes on every page.
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Comments about Shipwreck, Sailors and 60,000 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!!
Series: Fair Dinkum Histories
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.19