A unique, intimate history of Australia, featuring colorful illustrations and maps, starts in 1988 and works its way back two hundred years to 1788, telling the history of one particular place through the generations of children who have lived there.
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My father is a builder and he built our house, and Father and Mother and Wesley
and Charles and May and I are the first people ever ever to live here! ... Mother
says it's like a Dream Come True, but sometimes Father looks worried. This is a ...
I was born in San Francisco but Mother says Dad got Gold Fever. First we went to
the Californian fields, but he didn't find anything, so we moved to Australia and he
tried his luck out Bathurst way. And when that was no good, we moved here.
Mother lent Sarah her second best shawl and Father gave them a guinea and
three days' holiday. John got drunk on rum. This is a map of my place. The long
hut up the back is for the convicts. Mother says I'm not allowed to talk to them, but
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My Place tells the story of girl's house. It starts with the girl living there in the present time. Then it works backward in time to other children who lived in that same place. It goes by decades ... Read full review