Author(s): Nadia Wheatley
Australians All encompasses the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement. A brief account of the lives of real young Australians opens up this chronological narrative. Some of the subjects of the eighty mini-biographies have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities. Meticulously researched, beautifully written and highly readable, Australians All helps us understand who we are, and how we belong to the land we all share. It also shows us who we might be.
Nadia Wheatley is an award-winning author whose books over thirty years reflect a commitment to issues of Reconciliation, social justice, and the conservation of the environment. Before writing fiction, the author completed a post-graduate degree in Australian history. Her publications in the field include a biography that was awarded the New South Wales Premier.s Australian History Award in 2002 as well as the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2001. Nadia Wheatley's books for children include the classic picture book My Place(illustrated by Donna Rawlins), which travels backwards through the lives of the families who share a single small piece of land. Her fiction for young adults includes the historical novel, The House that was Eureka. Ken Searle is best known for the cityscapes that he has exhibited during a forty-year career as an artist. In his book design, he draws upon the same sense of composition to take the reader on a journey through the landscape of the