My Place

My Place

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"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.
Publisher: Newtown, N.S.W. :, Walker Books Australia,, 2008.
Edition: 20th anniversay edition.
Copyright Date: copyright1987.
ISBN: 9781921150708
9781921150654
Branch Call Number: J PIC
Characteristics: [44] pages : colour illustrations ; 26 x 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rawlins, Donna 1956-- Illustrator

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YPRLLocalHistory May 14, 2017

An Australian classic for all ages. The author and illustrator connects its subjects to one place. This is a good book for parents and teachers to introduce younger generations to local and family history - and to start a local conversation.


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YPRLLocalHistory May 14, 2017

An Australian classic for all ages. The author and illustrator connects its subjects to one place. This is a good book for parents and teachers to introduce younger generations to local and family history - and to start a local conversation.

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YPRLLocalHistory May 14, 2017

My Grandmother says, "We've always belonged to this place". "But how long?" I ask. "And how far?" My grandmother says "For ever and ever".

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