Since we’ll be studying Australian history this year, I was happy to find this book at Woolie’s recently. Australia, The Story of Us, Issue 1 is the first volume of four and is based on the tv series that is currently airing. We aren’t watching the series as it airs though I imagine it will be available on DVD later. The book will give us another resource for our studies. Just in glancing through it I’m not sure how thorough it is, especially the less than beautiful aspects of Australia’s history. But it does cover specific events and gives biographical information on famous individuals.
At $7.99 I thought it was a good deal. The other issues will be released fortnightly through the end of March. I believe it’s also available at Coles and news agencies. I’m adding it to our pile of Australian history resources to look at this year. 🙂