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Issue Details: First known date: 2010-... 2010- Aussie Heroes
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This Aussie Heroes series introduces primary-aged children to heroes who have made a contribution to Australian society. Each hero has helped others in need and in turn shaped history. An insightful look at the fascinating lives of great Australians (Libraries Australia).

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y separately published work icon Dame Nellie Melba Gabiann Marin , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2011 Z1760246 2011 single work biography children's

'Six-year-old Helen Porter just wanted to sing on stage. As a child, and then a teenager, she continued to pursue her dream of being a great opera star. In 1886, aged 25 she left Melbourne for the bright lights of London. Born Helen Porter Mitchel, she changed her name to reflect her Melbourne heritage. In 1887 Nellie Melba made her operatic debut. She went on to sing in all the great opera houses of Europe. During World War 1 Nellie Melba worked tirelessly holding many fundraising concerts for the war effort. Nellie Melba was the first great Australian diva.' (Publication summary)

Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2011
y separately published work icon Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Hazel Edwards , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2011 Z1799434 2011 single work biography children's Edward Dunlop was determined to become a doctor. Born in Melbourne, he was fascinated with both medical science and the great outdoors. Whilst studying medicine he earned the nickname Weary' and gained a reputation as a dedicated doctor and sportsman.In November 1939, after the outbreak of World War II,Weary signed up for the Australian Army (Libraries Australia). Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2011
y separately published work icon Professor Fred Hollows Hazel Edwards , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2012 Z1868023 2012 single work biography children's Three out of four people who are blind don't need to be. They are blinded by poverty alone.' Fred grew up in rural New Zealand. As a child he wanted to change things. He qualified as an eye doctor and moved to Australia. Fred Hollows gave vision to more than a million people. He worked in remote and Aboriginal communities providing much needed aid, often for free (Libraries Australia). Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2012
y separately published work icon Mary MacKillop : Australia's First Saint Gabiann Marin , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2012 7535387 2012 single work biography children's

'Australia’s First Saint

1842-1909

The story of Mary MacKillop, from teacher to saint.

“We must teach more by example than by word.”' (Publication summary)

Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2012
y separately published work icon Caroline Chisholm : The Emigrant's Friend Tania McCartney , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2013 7535316 2013 single work biography children's

'If Captain James Cook discovered Australia if John Macarthur planted the first seeds of its extraordinary prosperity if Ludwig Leichhardt penetrated and explored its before unknown interior Caroline Chisholm has done much more: she has peopled she alone has colonised in the true sense of the term. Henry Parkes, Empire newspaper, 15 August 1859. ' (Publication summary)

Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2013
y separately published work icon Edith Cowan : A Quiet Woman of Note Hazel Edwards , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2014 6695770 2014 single work biography children's

'Edith Cowan overcame a violent past, dedicating her life to social and political reform, and eventually became the first woman elected to Australian parliament.' (Publisher's abstract.)

Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2014

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Frenchs Forest, Killarney Heights - Frenchs Forest area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: New Frontier , 2010- .
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