One People, One Destiny.
Before 1901 the nation of Australia did not exist. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia were six separate colonies under British rule. But among the people of the colonies, the idea of unity was emerging: “a whole continent for a nation, and a nation for a continent”. Here’s the story of how ordinary citizens became the first in the world to write and vote for their own Constitution, and how they came together to form the nation of Australia.
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.
As is only to be expected with Black Dog Books’ series, there is a packed timeline, an easy to use index and glossary and a page of references, including internet sites, all designed to increase the information available to young readers. A great resource for history classes.
…the book is certainly an interesting, informative and engaging read.