There is much more that could be said about each of those chosen for inclusion in this book. Some biographies are just a paragraph in length, while others are a page. However Australia’s Greatest People & Their Achievements offers brief snapshots of their lives that remind us of how these Australians have stood out from the crowd (some literally, others figuratively) and made a difference.
Accompanied by photographs, the biographies are divided into categories like pioneers, science and medicine, social justice, literature, politics and others. With a comprehensive index as well, it is easy to browse or search for a particular person or subject.
Discover the lives of people like:
- Manning Clark, historian and writer
- Edward Koiki Mabo, indigenous land rights campaigner
- William Dobell, painter
- Florence Broadhurst, designer and entrepreneur
- Vivian Bullwinkel, nurse and midwife
- Nancy Bird-Walton, aviatrix
Australia’s Greatest People & Their Achievements is recommended by the publisher, and this reviewer, for primary school students studying history, politics, culture and identity.
Title: Australia’s Greatest People & Their Achievements
Author: Linsay Knight
Publisher: Random House, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: November 2013
For ages: 10+
Type: Junior non-fiction