My Place
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My Place

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Everyone is part of History, and every place has a story as old as the earth.

My Place depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through the stories of the various children who have lived there. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant. Revised edition featuring new artwork and text.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 239 x 253 x 8mm | 268g
  • Newtown, Australia
  • English
  • 20th anniversary ed
  • col. ill
  • 1921150653
  • 9781921150654
  • 5,268

Review quote

This fascinating book is like a time capsule of the first 200 years of white settlement in Australia, demonstrating that the Australian community has been influenced by cultures from all around the globe. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were. If you are looking for a way to introduce your primary school-aged children to Australia's modern history, this book is a wonderful way to begin. * Kids' Book Review * For anyone with young children, especially if you want them to learn a bit about Australia, this is a cracking read. It really brings Australian history to life. -- Caroline * goodreads * Brilliant children's book showing the same suburb visited each ten years, beginning from the present day and travelling backwards until pre colonial days. This book could be read forwards or backwards. It is jammed with history but doesn't feel like a history lesson. Each decade is accompanied by a detailed illustration showing the changes time has made. No wonder it won the Children's Book of the Year. -- Maggie * goodreads *
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About Nadia Wheatley

Nadia Wheatley's published work includes fiction, history, biography and picture books.She writes for adults as well as for children and young adults. Seven of her books have been CBCA Honour books, and she has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her work includes Five Times Dizzy, Highway, The House that was Eureka, Lucy in the Light Year and Going Bush.

Donna Rawlins was born in Melbourne Australia. She has worked in Publishing (in house and freelance) as a designer, editor, illustrator and writer since 1979 and has taught (part-time) illustration and graphic design in tertiary and TAFE since 1983. Donna tours and lectures regularly in Australia and internationally, running workshops for students, teachers, librarians and is actively involved in voluntary work dedicated to children's literature and early childhood intervention for children with special needs. Her work includes Digging to China, The Firefighters, Tucking Mummy In, Guess the Baby and Seven More Sleeps.
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Rating details

764 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 52% (401)
4 29% (219)
3 14% (107)
2 3% (26)
1 1% (11)
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