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The Story of Australia

By (author) Vanessa Collingridge
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Dec 2008
Dimensions: w 294mm h 271mm d 32mm
Weight: 1485g
ISBN-10: 184732231X
ISBN-13: 9781847322319
Barcode No: 9781847322319
A compact, but informative history of the discovery and development of the Australian nation, from the first sightings by Abel Tasman and other explorers to the landings of James Cook and the subsequent arrival of the First Fleet that established the colony of New South Wales, to the discovery of gold and the attraction of immigrants from all over the world, this highly illustrated book tracks the formation of one of the world's most vibrant countries and includes 30 items of facsimile memorabilia to augment it such as: extract from Captain Cook's "Endeavour Journal"; Matthew Flinders' map of the country, the first to label the land Australia; the original lyrics of 'Waltzing Matilda'; and, the Letter Patent establishing the Federation of Australia signed by Queen Victoria.

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