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Australia's Greatest People and Their Achievements
Australia's Greatest People and Their Achievements

Australia's Greatest People and Their Achievements


192 Pages, 7.5 x 10.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.99 (US $22.99) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: February 2014

ISBN 9780857980205

Rights: US & CA

Random House Australia Pty Ltd (Feb 2014)
Random House Australia

Price: $22.99


From Gough Whitlam and Donald Bradman to Fred Hollows, Margaret Olley, and Saint Mary MacKillop, and from explorers to scientists, businesspeople, artists, politicians, and writers, this book celebrates the many Australians that have made this country the great nation it is today. Following the success of Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, we look at the people behind those acheivements and many more. Explore and celebrate people from all walks of life and a range of industries who have made a lasting contribution to Australia's history and society. Filled with information, interesting fact pages, breakout boxes, and loads of illustrations, this is a fun and inspiring book for people of all ages, and especially children aged 12+, to dip into.

Author Biography

Linsay Knight is widely respected as a leading expert in, and contributor to, children’s literature in Australia. She is the author of several successful non-fiction books, including Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, and the editor of a number of children’s dictionaries and story collections, including 30 Australian Stories for Children, 30 Australian Ghost Stories for Children, and four collections of stories for 6, 7, 8 and 9 year olds.