Decades before the First Fleet, French ships were exploring large stretches of Australia. This Handsomely colour-illustrated book tells the story of intrepid French explorers who charted and named many regions, laid claim to the West Coast and, but for upheavals back in Europe, could have established a French colony in Australia.
From January 1919 two waves of Spanish Flu swept across Australia. This book tells the story of the 15,000+ Australians who died, the many more who were incapacitated, and medical and health specialists who, by literally putting their lives on the line, saved countless more and gave Australia a template for what was to come a century later in 2020
After an outline of pre-colonial time, this account tells of the early days of the NSW colony and how it has progressed since those beginnings to the current day. The complete development of the state is told, weaving through various areas of focus, along with all the influential people, remarkable pioneers and key events: colonial and Indigenous
The Forgotten provides a doorway into a lost part of Australian history. The Chinese Labour Corps comprised some 200,000 labourers who worked under difficult and dangerous conditions during World War I. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
The journals of the first fleet are the first written accounts of the grand naval adventure that culminated in the creation of the Australian state. Written by Arthur Phillip , Admiral of the first fleet, and Watkin Tench, Captain-lieutenant, the journals chronicle the details of the voyage to the landing at Botany Bay in 1788...