Recommended Australian History Picture Books

Meet... Nancy Bird Walton

Meet… Nancy Bird Walton

Grace Atwood, Harry Slaghekke

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Australia's first female commercial pilot, Nancy Bird Walton.

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The Dog on the Tuckerbox

The Dog on the Tuckerbox

Peter Gouldthorpe, Corinne Fenton

New paperback edition of this classic tale. The Dog on the Tuckerbox is the story of Lady and her master Bill. It is the story of Australia's pioneers; the bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog's unwavering...

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Simpson and his Donkey

Simpson and his Donkey

Mark Greenwood (Author), Frane Lessac (Author/Illustrator)

A poignant account of the story of John Kirkpatrick Simpson and how he and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the campaign at Gallipoli. Backed by detailed research, the text includes a brief biography of the man,...

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 Read reviewMy Place

My Place

Nadia Wheatley, Donna Rawlins

This new edition includes a new timeline, which traces the history of the characters in the book, as well as the history of Australia, and is right up-to-date with reference to the Australian government's apology to Indigenous...

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The Legend of Moondyne Joe

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Mark Greenwood (Author), Frane Lessac (Author/Illustrator)

They'll not take my freedom away! These are the words of Moondyne Joe, the beloved scoundrel and expert bushman of early Australian convict history. There wasn't a cell built that could contain him, and Joe often led the troopers...

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 Read reviewThe Greatest Liar on Earth: A True Story

The Greatest Liar on Earth: A True Story

Mark Greenwood (Author), Frane Lessac (Author/Illustrator)

There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell -- a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous...

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Jandamarra

Jandamarra

Mark Greenwood, Terry Denton

Mark Greenwood's text and Terry Denton's watercolour illustrations bring to life this story of conflict and divided loyalties.

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