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This book profiles a major nation in terms of geography, climate, terrain, natural resources, urban environment, history, governmental structure, economy, transportation systems, arts, lifestyles, and leisure activities
Take a trip to Australia and discover all of the unusual wildlife inhabiting the Outback! There are kangaroos, wild dogs called dingoes, and nearly 700 types of birds in Australia. This book will also take readers to the Great Barrier Reef and to some of the largest cities in Australia, showing kids the daily life and culture of Australians.
Australia's Greatest Landmarks and Locations
From the Great Barrier Reef to Parliament House, and the Great Ocean Road to Uluru, this book celebrates the many diverse landmarks and locations that make Australia one of the most exciting countries on Earth Some places have enormous cultural significance, reflecting the Indigenous heritage that goes back tens of thousands of years. And some places, of course, have both natural and cultural importance. Packed with information, interesting fact pages, breakout boxes, and illustrations, this is an engaging book for people of all ages.
Insight Guides Australia
Insight Guide Australia is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this ancient and spectacular land
The Story of Australia
How did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent? Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity and technological advancement? How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world? Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more ...
Books in the Library
Explore the world's seven continents and five oceans in this fantastic, globe-trotting series. Each book discovers one of the world's continents and its surrounding oceans with detailed maps, engaging photographs and age-appropriate text. Readers will be able to identify the location, countries, landscape, climate and wildlife of each continent.
This book introduces readers to the continent of Australia through maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and has a capital city that can claim to be the most isolated in the world. With a sparse population and vast areas of desert and wilderness, Western Australia is a resource-rich state. Its mining industry powers its economy and also underpins the wealth of the whole nation
The big book of Australian history
Drawing on the impressive collections of the National Library of Australia, this comprehensive book provides an interesting and engaging overview of the history of Australia. It covers many of the main events and people in the nation's history.
Australia's ultimate bucket list
Australia's Ultimate Bucket List is your guide to the most iconic and diverse destinations across this stunning country that you really should see in this lifetime.
Australia: ABS Statistics
Great Southern Land - Four episodes to watch
Great Australian Bite - 57 mins
Our Great Southern Land - Australia - is home to an amazing array of scenery - from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria, to the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin, the red heart of Uluru and to the ancient forests of Tasmania.
Tug of War - 57 mins
In the second part of this four-part epic series, Steve Simpson explores our complicated relationship with the natural world. Attracted by its beauty and fearful of its dangers, Australians are forever locked into a battle with the elements.
On the Move - 56 mins
This week we see the mass movement we make across a sprawling land and how our daily habits push systems and networks of transport and data to breaking point
Living on the Edge - 56 mins
From the skies, Steve uncovers the otherwise hidden patterns, rhythms, networks and systems that keep Australia on the move, fed, alive and thriving. This week we look at why we live where we live in the world's largest island continent.
Rottnest Island - Kingdom of the Quokka
Australia : The Story of Us - 8 Part Series to Watch
Worlds Collide - 42 mins
More than 50,000 years in the making, comes the extraordinary story about the people, places and events that have shaped our country from the first inhabitants to the present day.
Break Out - 40 mins
Tonight we journey through 1837-1854 where Australia begins to break free from its shackles and become a land of opportunity. Gold miners fight for their rights against a deadly army.
Fair Go - 24 mins
As we journey through 1826-1890, gold brings new wealth to Australian colonies. Bush Ranger Frank Gardener attempts Australia's biggest heist, AFL is born and the long gold boom comes crashing down.
New Nation at War - 42 mins
In the years 1915-1918, our nation throws itself into a global conflict that will decide Australia's fate and leave a historic mark. In WW1, Australian nurses help transform emergency medicine.
Hard Roads to Glory - 47 mins
As we journey through 1928-1942, Australia emerges from the First World War. The Sydney Harbour Bridge nears completion and the war with Japan tests Australians on the Kokoda Track.
Nation Building - 46 mins
After the Second World War, peace brings prosperity to Australia. Suburban and technology dreams become a reality. The Sydney Opera House emerges, we host the Olympics and television is born.
Revolution - 42 mins
In the years 1956-1974, a generation is free from economic depression. Riots sweep the suburbs and beaches. Evonne Goolagong changes Australian tennis and Cyclone Tracey devastates Darwin.
New Frontiers - 45 mins
As we journey through 1975-2015, Elaine Moir helps save babies from the Vietnam War. Paul Hogan becomes our best export and the Sydney Olympic Games creates moments of national pride.
Australia: Cities & Regions
Australia: Culture & Society