My Place

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Walker Books Australia, 2008 - Australia - 48 pages
"My Place, the classic Australian picture book, is a 'time machine' which takes the reader back into the past. It depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through the stories of the various children who have lived there. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant. 'My Place' ultimately aims to show 'that everyone is part of History' and that 'every place has a story as old as the earth'."--Provided by publisher.

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I learnt this is all about timelines and its like a time machine going back in time until the first people who lived in Australia first. But if you read it backwards (well not fiscally backwards or like reading the words backwards) the timelines going up instead of down then it would lead to now or a little years later somewhere maybe in 2000 century and as you read through it you will notice the words, clothes and background changing. 

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About the author (2008)

Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer, born on April 30, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She began writing full-time in 1976 and has written numerous award-winning picture books, novels, and works of history for children and adults. She has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her biography of Charmian Clift won the New South Wales Premier's Award for Australian History (2002). Her other work includes My Place (illustrated by Donna Rawlins), The House that was Eureka, The Papunya School Book of Country and History (in collaboration with Aboriginal students and staff at Papunya School - Northern Territory) and Going Bush which received an Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing (2007). In 2016, her book, Flight (illustrated by Armin Greder), won the 2016 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award, Picture Book of the Year.

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