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A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook.

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.


From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857980182

    February 3, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    36 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857980199

    August 1, 2013

    Random House Australia

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    2014
    Nominated
    Picture Books