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My Place

By Nadia Wheatley
Illustrated by Donna Rawlins

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.

  • Newly revised edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first publication
  • Features new art, updated text and a letter from the author and illustrator to readers
  • Multi award winning children’s book classic

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9781921150654
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Dimensions: 240 x 255mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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