Children's Australiana Fiction
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A Waltz for Matilda
In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers.
Boyz Rule! - Bull Riding -PB
Con and Josh create their own rodeo on Josh's uncle's farm with lots of mud and fun... and cow poo!
Sam and George McAllister live on a buffalo station in the Northern Territory, and this Christmas their cousins are coming to stay.
Castaway - a Brumby Plains Adventure
Brumby Plains is an isolated place, and the outside world doesn't intrude much there. But when brothers Sam and George McAllister discover a refugee child washed up on the shores of their buffalo station, the rest of the world is brought a lot closer.
Dog on the Tuckerbox - HB
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is the story of Lady and her master Bill. It is the story of Australia s pioneers; the bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog s unwavering loyalty to her master.
I Can Jump Puddles
It is the story of Alan Marshall's childhood, in which he suffered a crippling attack of poliomyelitis, but went on to do things no cripple is supposed to do.
In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flats - PB
In this companion to At the Beach, our family goes on a holiday at Wombat Flat: a bushland setting where they enjoy all the quintessential Australian bush holiday activities.
JFHIST - Daughter of the Regiment
Harry and Cissie live 150 years apart. What is the mystery that links them?
JFHIST - Soldier on the Hill
It's World War Two and world is in turmoil, but for Joey the enemy isn't as he imagined.
JFHIST - Somewhere Around the Corner
When Barbara becomes caught up in a wild demonstration, she is frightened and wants to escape.
JFHIST - The Night They Stormed Eureka
A story about dreams, gold, rebellion ... and an unlikely friendship across time.
JFHIST - Tom Appleby Convict Boy
In a harsh land, an orphan finds adventure - and the courage to survive.
Midnite - The Story of A Wild Colonial Boy - PB
Even though MIDNITE was seventeen, he wasn't very bright. So when his father died, his five animal friends decided to look after him.
Finally the day has come when Jess can bring home her filly Opal. But after Opal almost drowns in a flooded river, she falls ill and won't get better. Has Diamond's spirit abandoned her? This is the final book in the Diamond Spirit series.
Phar Lap Mystery, The - My Australian Story - PB
Phar Lap is not only a winner, he is a real star. Millions of Australians love him. But that's not enough for Mr Davis. He wants to make Big Red into a world star.
Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck - HB
A DRAMATIC shipwreck
a DARING rescue
an ASTONISHING true story
a DARING rescue
an ASTONISHING true story
Stories from the Country - My Pony Hookey and Other Tales
Have you heard the amazing story of Ginga the crocodile who grew up with a family of chooks? And have you ever wondered what it would be like to go crocodie hunting? Do you know that the wood of didgeridoos is hollowed out by termites?
The Boundary Riders + The Family Conspiracy (reasonably sized print) - HB
THE BOUNDARY RIDERS - Bobby and Jane, with their cousin Vincent, set out on horseback to inspect the boundary fence posts surrounding the family property...
The Dog Who Loved a Queen
To the world outside her luxurious prison, Mary Queen of Scotts was either a shamless beauty who killed her husband, or the rightful Queen of England and Scotland, tragically help captive by Elizabeth 1.
The Donkey who carried the wounded
The donkey's life was carting rocks and big bags of manure. And then he met the men who would change his world...
The Horse who bit a Bushranger
A brumby, a boy and a bushranger...A story of survival, second chances and a dance with danger.
The Road to Gundagai - PB
Blue Laurence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join The Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped by the Depression.
The Shaggy Gully Times - Children's Picture Book - PB
Welcome, readers, to The Shaggy Gully Times, the punniest newspaper you'll ever read! Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a wombat, a sheep and a dancing kangaroo - And they're on the front page of The Shaggy Gully Times!
The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition - 4 Book Bind-Up - PB
To many people the name Elyne Mitchell is synonymous with The Silver Brumby, the timeless classic that has captivated the hearts and imaginations of young readers since it was first published in 1958.