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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980205
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

Australia's Greatest People and Their Achievements


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From explorers to scientists, business people, artists, politicians and writers, this book celebrates the many Australians who have made this country the great nation it is today.

Can you name Australia’s longest-serving prime minister?

Which Australian sportsman is the only cricketer to have received a knighthood from the Queen?

What important scientific discovery is Howard Florey famous for?
In Australia’s Greatest People and their Achievements, you will learn the answers to these questions and discover many more stories about great Australians who have helped shaped our nation.

Australia is a young country, but in the short time since our recorded history began we have achieved remarkable wealth and prosperity across many areas of life. From business to science, politics to sport , science to the arts, and entertainment to social justice, we are a country of achievers.

Many of the people in this book came from humble beginnings, but worked hard to achieve their dreams. These stories will show you that with hope and dedication, almost anything is possible.

Be inspired!

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.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980205
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Linsay Knight

Linsay has written a number of non-fiction titles including two volumes of The Dictionary of Performing Arts (with two other writers)and Volcanoes and Under the Sea. She has edited various story collections, including 30 Australian Stories for Children, 30 Australian Ghost Stories for Children and Stories for 6,7,8 & 9 year olds.

In her spare time, Linsay enjoys playing the viola (she was the Principal Viola of the St Andrews Chamber Orchestra) and playing with her grandson, Ziggy.

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