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John Nicholson John Nicholson i(A53906 works by)
Born: Established: 1950
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Singapore,
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Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

John Nicholson was born in Singapore and grew up in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne. He graduated with a degree in architecture at Melbourne University (1973) and worked as an architect, graphic designer and illustrator until the 1990s when he began writing full-time. His information books for children are widely admired by adults and children alike. He has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Information Books several times. Concentrating on history, his books include descriptions of the First Fleet, the Australian government and Pacific islanders.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Songlines and Stone Axes : Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1456174 2007 single work non-fiction children's Magical pearl-shell pendants, greenstone axe-heads, belts made of human hair, outriggers for canoes, songs and dances, body paint, feathers, extra strong glue, cloaks made of 80 possum skins sewn with kangaroo sinew. these and hundreds of other items were traded around Australia before white settlement. Some were carried on foot over huge distances, through many lands and languages. When food was plentiful, several groups might gather for ceremonies and to swap goods at large markets. All this happened without money - until the Macassans and then the Europeans arrived. - from book jacket.
2007 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Young People's Category
y separately published work icon Animal Architects Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1036135 2003 single work non-fiction children's
2004 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
y separately published work icon Animal Architects Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1036135 2003 single work non-fiction children's
2004 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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