Our Stories: Australian Heroes

Item Code 8220631

Product Type Book

Format Paperback


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Appealing and accessible nonfiction perfect for school projects. Includes large-format photographs and dramatic stories, maps, fact boxes, timelines, authentic photographs and other primary source materials to bring history to life.

Pack includes one each of:

For Valour: Australia's Victoria Cross Heroes
Extraordinary courage and unbelievable nerve—that's what it takes to be awarded a Victoria Cross. More than 1.5 million Australians have fought a war, yet only 98 have been awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth's highest military honour for  bravery. These are the remarkable stories of this group of great Aussie heroes.

The Heroes of the Kokoda Track
The 1942 Kokoda campaign was only four months long, yet it is a battle that has left a lasting impression in Australian history. Find out what it was really like on the Kokoda Track and how the Australian troops fought their way through mud and mayhem to victory.

Gallipoli: Reckless Valour
Vivid and thought-provoking history, incorporating the letters and memoirs of the young men who were at Gallipoli. Fact boxes, maps and timelines will engage readers of all levels. Includes interesting stories and eyewitness accounts, such as the story of Victoria Cross winner Leonard Keysor, the Australian bomb thrower whose job was to catch enemy bombs and throw them back into the Turkish trenches before they exploded!

Genre: Non Fiction / Reference Subject: History, Warfare & Defence, People & Places Learning Area: Civics and Citizenship, English, History Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Middle Primary School Year: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 Ages: 8 to 13

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