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First known date: 2000 Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 My Australian Story
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A series of children's books, many of them historical fiction, that each highlight an aspect of Australian experience. Written in diary form.

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y separately published work icon Snowy : The Diary of Eva Fischer, Cabramurra, 1958-1959 Siobhan McHugh , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2003 Z1081950 2003 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Eva Fischer has moved to the top of the world - Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. Eva feels on top of the world too. Surrounded by people of every nationality, Eva makes new friends and tries foreign food - such as pizza. Eva also learns to ski and ride, and even learns that being half German maybe isn't so bad after all.

'Meanwhile, all around her, momentous things are happening. The Snowy Mountains Scheme is under way, huge dams have been built, tunnels constructed, homes abandoned, people lost . . .

'This is rollicking tale about life amongst post-war migrants working on the scheme, and culminating in a near-disastrous encounter with Prime Minister Menzies.' (Publication summary)

Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2003
y separately published work icon Outback : The Diary of Jimmy Porter Christine Harris , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2005 Z1229175 2005 single work children's fiction children's adventure historical fiction

'Jimmy has moved to stay with relatives in central Australia. Outback life in 1927 is tough and communication with anywhere else is nonexistent. But he gradually begins to appreciate the beauty of the outback and the resilient people living there and when disaster strikes he witnesses the importance of the Flying Doctor.' (Publication summary)

Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2005
y separately published work icon A Banner Bold : The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfields, 1854 Nadia Wheatley , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950264 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Something is happening. I can hear bullets going off, and people are running down towards the Eureka field...

'In 1854 Rosa Aarons and her family travel from London to the goldfields at Ballarat. She makes new friends, learns to ride a horse and helps her family get by. Soon Rosa becomes caught up in one of the most dramatic events in Australian history: the Eureka Stockade. As the battle between the miners and the soldiers rages around her, Rosa's main concern is the safety of her beloved Papa.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005
y separately published work icon The Bombing of Darwin, The Diary of Tom Taylor, 1942 Alan R. Tucker , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002 Z986319 2002 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'When fourteen-year-old Tom Taylor moves to Darwin with his family, he hardly guesses that tragedy will soon change his life forever. Although Tom helps to dig slit trenches, and though the Japanese edge closer through Malaysia and Singapore, the war seems far away.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2005
y separately published work icon Cyclone Tracy : The Diary of Ryan Turner Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2006 Z1339221 2006 single work children's fiction children's Ryan finds it uncomfortable having his Dad as Deputy Principal at the school, however life is relatively normal with friends, fishing and family life until Cyclone Tracy hits on Christmas eve. Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2006
y separately published work icon A Tale of Two Families : The Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Diary of Jan Packard; Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Jenny Pausacker , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950274 2000 single work novel young adult Jan Packard's family and the family next door meet once a month for a barbeque. One family has a son who went to the Vietnam War; the other has a son who was a draft resister. Then... Jan's mother joins the Women's Movement... and Jan wants to play football but is rejected by the boys. It is a time of change. (Libraries Australia) Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2006
y separately published work icon Refugee : The Diary of Ali Ismail Alan Sunderland , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2006 Z1415841 2006 single work children's fiction children's 'Ali Ismail is a refugee. Fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, Ali is smuggled away from his family. He eventually finds himself on a ramshackle boat bound for Australia. But instead of winning freedom, Ali and his companions are taken to a detention centre in the South Australian outback. For twelve long months, as he waits to find out whether he will be allowed to stay, Ali must endure the hardship and despair of mandatory detention. He briefly experiences life outside the razor-wire fences of Woomera - but all too soon he must return, to await his fate.' (Source: bookseller's website.) Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2006
y separately published work icon Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z1040256 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starving and overworked. She can barely find time to dream about the way things used to be, let 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 away across the sea. Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2006
y separately published work icon Our Don Bradman : The Diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932 Peter Allen , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2004 Z1157757 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Victor McDonald is cricket mad. He plays for his school team and his dream is to meet his cricketing hero, Don Bradman. But Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression. Work isn't easy to come by. Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Despite the daily struggle of life in inner Sydney, Victor not only sees Don Bradman in action, he even gets to meet him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great cricket season. But England has some nasty surprises in store. This will be one cricket season the Australians - and Victor - will never forget.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2006
y separately published work icon The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 Chris Cheng , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007 Z1398316 2007 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'The year is 1901 and Australia is about to become its own country, forging a new identity independent of Great Britain, with its own governing body that unites the independent colonies as one nation. Melting Pot is the diary of Chek Chee, a Chinese boy living in Sydney's Chinese community; but for this boy life is unusually different. Not only are the Chinese about to suffer the threats and racism imposed by the new immigration policy, but also Chek Chee must face being an outsider amongst the Chinese as well, as his mother is a white Australian. Melting Pot is an exciting story that deals with the struggle between two cultures, family relations, treading the fine line between honesty and crime, and gang culture on the wharfs of Sydney.' (Source: Bookseller's website) Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007
y separately published work icon Archer's Melbourne Cup : The Diary of Robby Jenkins Vashti Farrer , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007 Z1441238 2007 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Archer was magnificent... His mane flew out as a ribbon behind him and his tail streamed like a flag in the wind. There was a fire in him as if he smelt danger on the wind and raced for it.

'When a new horse race called the Melbourne Cup is announced, Robby is sure Archer has what it takes to win—if he can overcome injury.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007
y separately published work icon Claw of the Dragon : The Diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton Patricia Bernard , Lindfield : Scholastic Press , 2008 Z1505770 2008 single work children's fiction children's adventure historical fiction It is 1899. Billy Shanghai Hamilton is the Chinese adopted son of two Thursday Island missionaries. When he is kidnapped by blackbirders, he travels across the seas to work in the pearling industry. In secret diary entries, he records his experiences. Lindfield : Scholastic Press , 2008
y separately published work icon Atomic Testing : The Diary of Anthony Brown Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2009 Z1577931 2009 single work children's fiction children's "The British Government's going to test atomic bombs on the Woomera Rocket Range. It's in the paper. Mum said that if she'd known they were going to test atomic bombs here, she'd never have come. What's she worried about? It's only a bomb." (Source: back cover) Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2009
y separately published work icon The Hunt for Ned Kelly Sophie Masson , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1662976 2010 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'North-West 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. A chance encounter will bring Jamie closer to the outlaw than he could ever have imagined'. Source: bookseller's website. Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010
y separately published work icon The Phar Lap Mystery Sophie Masson , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1729969 2010 single work children's fiction children's mystery 'Sally’s dad is a private detective, and he’s just been offered the case of a lifetime — investigating who tried to shoot Phar Lap before the 1930 Melbourne Cup. Helping her dad investigate, Sally begins to feel a sense of mounting dread as Phar Lap goes from victory to victory — and collects not only millions of friends, but also some dangerous enemies.' (From the publisher's website.) Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010
y separately published work icon Who Am I? : The Diary of Mary Talence : Sydney, 1937 Diary of Mary Talence Anita Heiss , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z924982 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 1 units) Mary was taken to Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Home when she was only five years old. Now she's ten years old and living with a white family in Sydney. She doesn't fit in and starts to question why. We live Mary's emotional, psychological and physical journey through her twelve months of diary entries, explaining the collective story of the those members of the Stolen Generation removed under policies of Protection in NSW. The diary format helps to transport readers back through time to 1938 and the lead up to the Sesquintennary and the Day of Mourning Conference and protest in Sydney. Source: Anita Heiss. Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2010
y separately published work icon Our Don Bradman : The Diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932 Peter Allen , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2004 Z1157757 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Victor McDonald is cricket mad. He plays for his school team and his dream is to meet his cricketing hero, Don Bradman. But Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression. Work isn't easy to come by. Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Despite the daily struggle of life in inner Sydney, Victor not only sees Don Bradman in action, he even gets to meet him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great cricket season. But England has some nasty surprises in store. This will be one cricket season the Australians - and Victor - will never forget.' (Publication summary)

Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010
y separately published work icon New Gold Mountain Robert Denis Whittle , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2008 Z1506089 2008 single work novel historical fiction A work of historical fiction set in mid 1800s in Australia. Characters are set on a cattle property in NSW where the protagonists discover gold and trigger a gold rush. (Libraries Australia record). Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2011
y separately published work icon My Father's War Sophie Masson , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2011 Z1763339 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Marie's dad has been away for two years, fighting on the Somme battlefields in northern France. For months there has been no word from him, no letters or postcards. Marie and her mother are sick with worry, so they decide to stop waiting - and instead travel to France, to try to find out what has happened to him. There she experiences first-hand what war is like, as she tries to piece together the clues behind her dad's disappearance. Will Marie ever see her father again?'. Source: bookseller's website. Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Sydney Harbour Bridge Vashti Farrer , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2012 Z1863786 2012 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'It is 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times but the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Both Alice and Billy tell the story of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge which will link the north shore to the working class suburbs of the south and unify a separated city' (Libraries Australia) . In the form of the diaries of Billy Thompson and Alice Carson Sydney, New South Wales, 1931-1932. Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2012
y separately published work icon A Tale of Two Families : The Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Diary of Jan Packard; Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Jenny Pausacker , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950274 2000 single work novel young adult Jan Packard's family and the family next door meet once a month for a barbeque. One family has a son who went to the Vietnam War; the other has a son who was a draft resister. Then... Jan's mother joins the Women's Movement... and Jan wants to play football but is rejected by the boys. It is a time of change. (Libraries Australia) Lindfield : Scholastic Australia Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Voyage to Botany Bay Chrissie Michaels , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2012 Z1894710 2012 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'Julienne roams the fortress tunnels of Brest, France, cold, hungry and knowing only one thing about herself - her name. Soon she must abandon even that remnant of her identity. She becomes Jules, ship's boy, journeying to Botany Bay and beyond on a voyage of discovery, led by Commander Lapérouse. Jules/Julienne sees new and strange things on board the Boussole, but what she would most like to discover is her own history: who is Julienne Fulbert?'' Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2012
y separately published work icon Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2013 Z1905455 2013 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'I am in the middle of Sydney Harbour, stuck on this place the masters call Cockatoo Island... I am here because I am an orphan, but I cannot help feeling like I have been sent here for doing something wrong.

It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, and avoiding the girls from the Reformatory School.

Sydney is rapidly growing and modernising, but Olivia can only imagine what life is like beyond the shores of Cockatoo Island. She dreams of freedom, friendship and, above all, family. Can she ever escape?' (Publisher's blurb)
Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2013
y separately published work icon Gallipoli Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2013 Z1925769 2013 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'Lying about his age and looking for adventure, 14-year-old Victor March enlists in the 10th Battalion of the AIF to fight in the Great War. Victor and his new mates, Fish, Needle and Robbo, are headed for the Gallipoli peninsula, and into battle. He is among the first soldiers to land at what will become known as Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, and the world as he knows it is about to change. In his diary, Victor records the horrors of war, his friendships, his fears, and the story of Australia's most legendary military campaign.' (Publisher's blurb)
Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2013
y separately published work icon Riding with Thunderbolt : The Diary of Ben Cross Allan Baillie , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1130175 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'I looked over my shoulder and saw a black stallion heading my way. There was a man riding the stallion and he was familiar somehow. As he got closer I could see a small child on the saddle in front of him...

'When Ben Cross runs away from his brutal uncle, he is looking for adventure. But he finds much more than that when he joins the bushranger Thunderbolt and becomes the cockatoo – or lookout – for the bushranger’s gang.

'In between raiding cattle stations, inns, stores and mail coaches Ben befriends Thunderbolt’s wife Mary Ann, helping in her endless hunt for food and hiding places in the wilderness.

'But at the end of a year of running from the law, of dramatic rescue and desperate shootouts, both Ben and Thunderbolt know they must give up the bushranging life.

'If they can...' (Publieher's blurb)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2013
y separately published work icon Plagues and Federation : The Diary of Kitty Barnes, the Rocks, Sydney, 1901 Vashti Farrer , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950271 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

You’d hardly kno'w our street anymore… it looks like some place in Africa where there’s been fighting, not like Sydney. I know they had to pull down houses that you couldn’t live in no more and they’ll put up new ones instead only they’ll be different so The Rocks’ll really never look the same again, will it?

'The year 1900 was a momentous one for Kitty Barnes. Bubonic plague, the Black Death, was killing large numbers of people; the country was on the verge of becoming a federation; Kitty’s brother was in Africa fighting in the Boer War; and Kitty was finding herself somewhat attracted to Reggie, the boy down the road.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2013
y separately published work icon Vietnam Deborah Challinor , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2013 8477977 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'It's 1969 and Davey lives to surf with his older brother Tom and listen to the latest hits. Daveys most cherished goal is to win the inaugural Newcastle Under-14 Surf Championship planned for May 1970 with his best friends Johnno and Pete. But then Tom is drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam and everything changes.' (Publication summary)

Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2013
y separately published work icon Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 6971307 2014 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'It’s been a disastrous day. The radio news reports that HMAS Canberra has been sunk with the loss of 819 lives and Kokoda has been lost by the Australians. Who knows where Des’s lot are? Somewhere on the mountain track between Kokoda and Port Moresby with the Japs hot on their heels. Harold couldn’t say too much in his latest letter but it sounds like his division is moving to New Guinea too. In his diary, Archie records his own battles at home, against the local bully, Beefy; and how Townsville copes as it becomes a base for the Pacific campaign; and the Australian east coast reels under Japanese bombs. Archie’s two brothers are fighting in the battlefields of World War II. Des has been sent with the militia to fight in the treacherous landscape of the jungles of New Guinea against the Japanese—and his brother Harold is about to join him, after surviving the campaign in the Middle East. There is nothing between Australia and a Japanese invasion except a small band of brave soldiers, fighting rain, mud, malaria and machine guns.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014
y separately published work icon Convict Girl : The Diary of Mary Beckwith 1801-1803 Chrissie Michaels , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 7075863 2014 single work diary children's

'Convicted of theft, Mary Beckith is sentenced to transportation to the colony of New South Wales. Even with a life sentence, Mary is determined to take charge of her own destiny by whatever means she can. However, decisions will be made for her that will alter the course of her life. Mary will encounter two extraordinary explorers–Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders–and their marvellous voyages of discovery.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014
y separately published work icon Black Sunday My Australian Story : Black Sunday Evan McHugh , Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2016 9588929 2016 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Nipper only wants to be one thing: a lifesaver. In his world they're larger than life, walking, talking heroes. He's too young, but he starts to train in secret, challenging himself in the Bondi surf. But his secret comes to light one hot Sunday in 1938 - a day that was to become infamous.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2016
y separately published work icon Our Race for Reconciliation Anita Heiss , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10721967 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her school. And her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing and celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage and also acknowledge past wrongs.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017
y separately published work icon Don Bradman and Me Peter Allen , Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2017 12321798 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'The Don is my hero because he is the greatest batsman in the world. Dad says all Australians are proud of The Don, even those who don't normally follow cricket. He says The Don is an inspiration to everyone, because whenever he gets a big score, people smile and forget about their troubles.

'There are lots of troubles that Victor and his family would like to forget. It is the Great Depression, and Victor's dad has lost his job. But despite their struggles, Victor not only gets to see Don Bradman in action, he even meets him!

'With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great season. But England has some nasty surprises in store that the Australians-and Victor-will never forget.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2017
y separately published work icon Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 6971307 2014 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'It’s been a disastrous day. The radio news reports that HMAS Canberra has been sunk with the loss of 819 lives and Kokoda has been lost by the Australians. Who knows where Des’s lot are? Somewhere on the mountain track between Kokoda and Port Moresby with the Japs hot on their heels. Harold couldn’t say too much in his latest letter but it sounds like his division is moving to New Guinea too. In his diary, Archie records his own battles at home, against the local bully, Beefy; and how Townsville copes as it becomes a base for the Pacific campaign; and the Australian east coast reels under Japanese bombs. Archie’s two brothers are fighting in the battlefields of World War II. Des has been sent with the militia to fight in the treacherous landscape of the jungles of New Guinea against the Japanese—and his brother Harold is about to join him, after surviving the campaign in the Middle East. There is nothing between Australia and a Japanese invasion except a small band of brave soldiers, fighting rain, mud, malaria and machine guns.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018
y separately published work icon The Bombing of Darwin, The Diary of Tom Taylor, 1942 Alan R. Tucker , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002 Z986319 2002 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'When fourteen-year-old Tom Taylor moves to Darwin with his family, he hardly guesses that tragedy will soon change his life forever. Although Tom helps to dig slit trenches, and though the Japanese edge closer through Malaysia and Singapore, the war seems far away.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018
y separately published work icon Castle Hill Rebellion Chrissie Michaels , Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2019 15417263 2019 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Do we count you in? When Joe is reluctantly dragged into a deadly plot by rebellious convicts at the Castle Hill prison farm on the outskirts of Sydney Town, he quickly realises it does not pay to be their enemy. He has been quietly working out his sentence as a shepherd boy, in the company of his friends, Pat and Kitt - who has set her eye on Joshua Holt, son of the heroic General of Wicklow. But the croppies are hard, tough patriots of Ireland and desperate to revolt and Joe finds himself amidst a desperate bid for freedom in the first convict uprising against the colony of New South Wales.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2019
y separately published work icon Bushfire : A Story of Bravery and Survival Sally Murphy , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 15428331 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Amy is staying in Marysville with her grandmother, and help in the garden and clean out her gutters. It is, after all, bushfire season. As summer arrives, so do the fires, and Dad is busy helping control the flames in bushfires that have started burning in Victoria. But it is early February 2009, and the Black Saturday bushfire is about to encircle Amy and her family, and teach Amy first-hand about tragedy and survival.'  (Synopsis)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019
y separately published work icon The Yankee Whaler : The Diary of Thomas Morris, Bunbury W.A., 1876 Diary of Thomas Morris; Diary of Thomas Morris, Bunbury WA, 1876 Deborah Lisson , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z950281 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Thomas dreams of escaping his bleak life in a small town and becoming a world-famous journalist. Guided by his adventurous spirit and insatiable curiosity, he smuggles himself aboard an American whaling ship, and finds himself caught up in one of the most daring escape plans in Australian history. ' (Publication summary)

Fremantle Prison Break
Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019

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First known date: 2005

Works about this Work

Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
Historical Fiction In Diary Form Kevin Steinberger , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 16 no. 4 2001; (p. 36)

— Review of My Australian Story 2000 series - publisher children's fiction
Writing Historical Fiction: My Story Series Libby Gleeson , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 16 no. 4 2001; (p. 12-14)
Historical Fiction In Diary Form Kevin Steinberger , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 16 no. 4 2001; (p. 36)

— Review of My Australian Story 2000 series - publisher children's fiction
Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
Writing Historical Fiction: My Story Series Libby Gleeson , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 16 no. 4 2001; (p. 12-14)
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