My Place

by Nadia Wheatley

Other authorsDonna Rawlins
Hardcover, 1992



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994 Whe





Kane Miller Book Pub (1992), Hardcover, 48 pages


"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.… (more)


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Physical description

48 p.; 10 inches

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LibraryThing member aleader
My Place tells the story of girl's house. It starts with the girl living there in the present time. Then it works backward in time to other children who lived in that same place. It goes by decades all the way back to 1788. The book really gives a feel for what life was like for children in each
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time period. I found myself wondering about the history of my own place as I read it.
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