Category: Australian History
A stirring story of the goldfields and the Eureka Rebellion, by award-winning author/illustrator Mark Wilson Molly and her father have emigrated to Australia to try their luck as gold prospectors in Ballarat, Victoria. Life on the diggings is hard and Molly misses her mother, who died before th ...Show more
It?s 1930, and a man named Harold Lasseter claims to have discovered a massive gold reef in Central Australia. As he journeys across the desert to find it again, he buries maps and secret messages beneath the ashes of his campfires - before taking the location of the treasure to his grave...
In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package. But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten-- ...Show more
In 1936, hunted and trapped by European farmers, the last few Tasmanian Tigers take refuge in the forests of Tasmania. But even after the last-known Tiger dies alone and neglected in a zoo, people claim to have sighted this amazing creature. No one can prove it still exists, until a determined searcher ...Show more
In 1848 the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out on an epic journey. His aim is to cross Australia from east to west, but he never reaches his destination and no one from his expedition is ever seen again. Countless search parties set out to look for the expedition but no trace is ever found. Unti ...Show more