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            The First Voyage
             

            The First Voyage (Paperback)

            By Baillie, Allan

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            An adventure story set in our very distant past, 30,000 years ago, when the first tribes from Timor braved the ocean on primitive rafts to travel into the unknown, and reached the land mass of what is now Australia.

            ISBN 9780143307679
            Published AU 26 Feb 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            Our Australian Girl: The Ruby Stories

            Our Australian Girl: The Ruby Stories (Hardback)

            By Matthews, Penny; Illustrated by Masciullo, Lucia

            • RRP: $26.99
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            It's 1930 . . . and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she prepares for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier, but the world outside is experiencing harder times. Ruby knows that lots of people are losi...ng their jobs, but her own family life seems comfortable and secure a until things start falling apart. Happy-go-lucky, compassionate and loving, Ruby is an unforgettable Australian Girl.
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            ISBN 9780143788683
            Published AU 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7)

            Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7) (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING' - New Idea There have been fires before, but not like this. In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it. For Jed Kelly, an even more men...acing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's only choice is to flee - into the flames. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. PRAISE 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night.' - New Idea
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            ISBN 9781460754689
            Published AU 16 Nov 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series The Matilda Saga
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            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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            ISBN 9781460754795
            Published AU 20 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove

            My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove (Paperback)

            By Alexander, Goldie

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            Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starved and overworked. She has to fetch water, mend clothes, please her master, care for his china-doll daughter and tiptoe around his moody soldier son. She can barely find time to dream about the way things used to be, le...t alone write in her diary. But write she must. It is her only hope of reaching out to the home she has left behind, all those thousands of miles across the sea.
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            ISBN 9781742769615
            Published AU 1 May 2019
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age Children
            Series My Australian Story
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            Our Australian Girl: Rose on Wheels (Book 2)
             

            Our Australian Girl: Rose on Wheels (Book 2) (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Clark, Sherryl; Illustrated by Masciullo, Lucia

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            Rose's journey continues in this, the second book about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way. Rose's mother and Aunt Alice are fighting again, and Rose is caught in the middle. So when it looks as if Aunt Alice might leave, it's up to Rose to fix things! Will R...ose ever be allowed to follow her own dreams and go to school?
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            ISBN 9780143305378
            Published AU 2 May 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
            Series Our Australian Girl
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            Thursday's Child
             

            Thursday's Child (Paperback)

            By Streatfeild, Noel

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            • Internationally sourced

            A thrilling, classic children's adventure with a courageous heroine, from the beloved author of Ballet Shoes.

            ISBN 9780008244057
            Released AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Hardback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            A touching horse story from master storyteller, Stacy Gregg - a tale of survivors and the things we have to reconcile ourselves with when others are left behind...

            ISBN 9780008332310
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Little Paradise
             

            Little Paradise (Paperback)

            By Wang, Gabrielle

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            This is Gabrielle's first teen novel and is written in the same powerful and poetic style of her middle reader: Ghost in my Suitcase. It is a dramatic and sweeping love story set during World War II in Melbourne and Shanghai, inspired by a true story. Ages 14+.

            ISBN 9780143011477
            Published AU 1 Mar 2010
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            My Australian Story: Hunt for Ned Kelly (new edition)

            My Australian Story: Hunt for Ned Kelly (new edition) (Paperback)

            By Masson, Sophie

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            North-east Victoria, 1879. Jamie Ross and his older sister Ellen are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth and straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. J...amie is fascinated by Ned. Is he a hero wronged by the police, as some people say, or a cold-blooded murderer? A chance encounter will bring Jamie closer to the answer than he could ever have imagined.
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            ISBN 9781742769608
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age Children
            Series My Australian Story
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