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My Place

My Place

by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/08/2012

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Everyone is part of History, and every place has a story as old as the earth.

My Place, the classic Australian picture book, is a 'time machine' which takes the reader back into the past. It depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through the stories of the various children who have lived there. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant.
ISBN:
9781921977954
9781921977954
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-08-2012
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
48
Dimensions (mm):
479x510x5mm
Weight:
1.16kg
Nadia Wheatley

Nadia Wheatley began writing fiction in 1976, after completing postgraduate work in Australian history. Her published work includes picture books, novels for younger readers, young adult novels, short stories (for adults as well as young adults), history and biography (for adults).

She has also written for television and the theatre, and has reviewed history and fiction for a number of newspapers and academic journals. Her work has received many awards and commendations including the CBC Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers (1988) and the Eve Pownall Award. She was awarded a Senior Fellowship from the Literature Fund of the Australia Council for the years 1996-1999.

Nadia Wheatley's other works for young adults include The Blooding (a VCE English set text) and The House That Was Eureka which, in its first edition, won the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Award in 1985. The new edition, published in 2001 has been completely revised, the author has expanded the story and incorporated additional historical material.

Donna Rawlins

Donna Rawlins was born in Melbourne Australia. She has worked in Publishing (in house and freelance) as a designer, editor, illustrator and writer since 1979 and has taught (part-time) illustration and graphic design in tertiary and TAFE since 1983.

Donna tours and lectures regularly in Australia and internationally, running workshops for students, teachers, librarians and is actively involved in voluntary work dedicated to children’s literature and early childhood intervention for children with special needs.

Her work includes Digging to China, The Firefighters, Tucking Mummy In, Guess the Baby and Seven More Sleeps.

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