How Sport Shaped Australia

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Our Stories Series

Age 8+

History & The Past: General Interest Educational: History

This new addition to the non-fiction picture book series Our Stories is about sports and sportsmanship in Australia.

Australia's passion for sport defines us: our history, our tradition, our values, our identity. These are the stories of the sportsmen and women whose talent stopped the nation. These are the moments when we threw our arms in the air and cheered.


Net Brennan lives in Hobart with her husband, three children and a fluffy dog. She likes seeing snow on Mt Wellington – but not in summer! Net has 20 years’ experience as a feature writer, magazine editor and sports journalist, and is also a qualified English/History teacher. Our Stories: Child Convicts was her first book with Walker.


Net Brennan, author, editor and journalist has created an excellent resource for kids, which will be perfect for any primary school library or just for the budding sports enthusiast…


The book represents an easy magazine-style read for casual readers in the pre-early teen years.

Reading Time

A worthy addition giving an overview of the place sport has played in shaping Australia’a traditions and values.

Magpies Magazine


Educational Publishing Awards Australia, Educational Picture or Chapter Book
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