Canberra - Federal Capital

By Tracey Hawkins

The story of the Australian nation's capital.

In 1901, when the six British colonies of early Australia came together to form one country, a new capital city was proposed. But why was Canberra selected? And how did it become an important treasure trove of historical, artistic, sporting and scientific achievement? Discover Canberra – the federal capital of our great nation.

  • 2013 is Canberra’s centenary year
  • “Useful as a field guide for upper primary and lower secondary readers, the story of Australia’s federal capital is attractively presented, with its archival photographs, numerous colour illustrations and small bites of boxed information.” Magpies magazine

About the author

Tracey Hawkins is the author of children’s picture books, novels, nonfiction and adult nonfiction. She currently lives in the Australian Capital Territory. Before Tracey started writing for children in 2002, her early writing work was as a crime writing advisor, columnist and consultant. In 2012, Nancy Bentley: The First Australian Female Sailor was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and won the Australian Capital Territory Writing and Publishing Awards. Our Stories: Canberra – Federal Capital is Tracey’s first title with Walker Books Australia.

ISBN: 9781922179319
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Dimensions: 210 x 296mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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