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Fair Dinkum Histories

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Fair Dinkum Histories

Shipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 Years: Before 1788
Grim Crims & Convicts: 1788-1820
Rotters and Squatters: 1820-1850
Gold, Graves and Glory: 1850-1880
A Nation of Swaggies & Diggers: 1880-1920
Weevils, War & Wallabies: 1920-1945
Rockin', Rollin, Hair & Hippies: 1945-1972
Booms, Busts and Bushfires: 1972 Onwards
AuthorJackie French
IllustratorPeter Sheehan
Cover artistPeter Sheehan
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
PublisherScholastic Books Australia
Published2005-2011
No. of books8

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Fair Dinkum Histories is a spin-off series of the Horrible Histories books. It is written by Jackie French, illustrated by Peter Sheehan and focuses on the history of Australia.[1] According to the Australian book review, French has "taken the Horrible Histories template and tweaked it with [her] own imprint, Fair Dinkum Histories".[2]

List of books[edit]

  1. Shipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 Years: Before 1788 (2006)
  2. Grim Crims & Convicts: 1788-1820 (2005)
  3. Rotters and Squatters: 1820-1850 (2007)
  4. Gold, Graves and Glory: 1850-1880 (2007)
  5. A Nation of Swaggies & Diggers: 1880-1920 (2008)
  6. Weevils, War & Wallabies: 1920-1945 (2009)
  7. Rockin', Rollin, Hair & Hippies: 1945-1972 (2010)
  8. Booms, Busts and Bushfires: 1972 Onwards (2011)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Weevils, War & Wallabies: 1920-1945[edit]

  • Won - Notable Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books[3] (2010)

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic Children's literature : Adele Broadbent, Dead in The Water (novel), The Penguins of Doom, List of published Oz apocrypha, Slinky Malinki Open The Door, The Baby in the Manger, News4Kids
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  • Horrible Histories
  • Jackie French
  • History of Australia

References[edit]

  1. "Fair Dinkum Histories #1: Grim Crims and Convicts, 1788-1820". Leatherwood Books. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  2. Australian book review: Issues 278-287. National Book Council (Australia). 2006. p. 56. Retrieved 14 July 2011. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. "EP_Notables_2010 - CBCA". 25 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012.

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