The Big Book of Australian History

ISBN 9780642278326, written by Peter Macinnis, released October 1, 2013 by the National Library of Australia.

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For information from the publisher, see this link to a blurb from the distributor.

bbah-cover-50 (241K) Arrival

This book is written for ages 7 to 12, It will be 288 pages plus end matter, and around 90,000 words in 120 sections

This is a place holder until I get time to provide more detail.

Here are reduced and deliberately defaced images of three of the spreads, to give you a taste:

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bhb-102-03 (403K)

bhb-140-41 (373K)

And here is a shot, with four books open at different pages.


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It was created on April 7, 2013, when the page proofs were being checked, and last revised September 30, 2013, with the printing almost done.

If you email me at macinnis at, you will reach a spam trap, but be read, eventually. If you put my first name in front of that address, you will reach me direct. This low-tech solution is to make email harvesting difficult.

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The home page of this set is here.

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