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  • Published: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780857983145
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $40.00

The Story of Australia


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Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every family

Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every home
How did Australia’s earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent?

Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity and technological advancement?


How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world?


Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more ...

This detailed illustrated history of Australia journeys from the formation of the continent to the growth of a modern, thriving nation. Clear, accessible text offers explanations of key events and the people behind them.

From the enduring cultures of Australia’s Indigenous people, European exploration and colonisation, and the tragic impacts of two world wars, The Story of Australia concludes with the exciting fast-paced development of the last decades of the 20th century.

Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia draws on the museum’s rich collection of objects, photographs and artefacts. Entertaining, colourful and inviting, The Story of Australia is the essential history resource for every home and library.

  • Pub date: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780857983145
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Author

Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis is a former history teacher and pioneer of the development of evidence-based inquiry units in history classrooms. He has written over 300 classroom educational resources, mainly Australian History. He was awarded a New South Wales Premier’s Young People’s History Prize in 2008, and was recognised with the Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History Award from the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria in 2013.


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2018 • Eve Pownall Award for Information Books


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