Valley of Gold: One Valley's Stories of Gold Through the Ages

by Jackie French

On Sale: 26/02/2003

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

One valley's stories of gold through the ages

Interspersed with historical and geological information are stories that bring to life the valley and its occupants. First, around 35,000 BC, we meet Mirrigan, a young Aboriginal man hunting the last of the mainland thylacine to present its skin to his female friend, Dhani. From there we move through stories of European settlement, gold rushes, Chinese immigration, bushrangers, relations between Indigenous and European people, world wars, the Depression and natural disasters. When we arrive at the present day, the substance that has so shaped the valley recent history - gold - is still an important commodity, but no longer at the expense of the valley. Jackie French once again manages to inform and entertain in this wonderful collection of stories. Ages 10+

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780207199882
  • ISBN 10: 0207199884
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 26/02/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 10 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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