First Explorers

First Explorers

First Australians

The Story of Indigenous Australia


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By Karin Cox
Format Hardback
Page Extent 48
Book Size 10 x 190 x 246 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Young Reed
Release Date 8 Jan 2018
Subject Classification History / Regional & national history / Australasian & Pacific history
Before European settlement, about 700 Aboriginal nations—each of which had their own Dreaming songs, laws, customs and beliefs and spoke one of 250 or so languages—existed in Australia. First Australians is a comprehensive book for primary school children about Aboriginal life and customs. Find out how they lived, what they ate and how they adapted to life after British colonisation in 1788. The book also explains recent milestones such as the Australian Government’s apology and reconciliation policies. First Australians includes an index, glossary and a quiz. Karin Cox is an Australian editor, poet and author who has written more than 28 natural history, Australian social history, children’s picture books and travel guides. Two of her books have been listed on the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2010 Notable Books list.

Karin Cox