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Our Sunburnt Country

A highly acclaimed Australian history book that all will enjoy.

A Library Treasure

Australian History Book For Kids

This Australian history book will capture your child’s interest with its smooth-flowing stories and charming illustrations.

Our Sunburnt Country begins with the arrival of Australia's indigineous people and continues right up to modern times. Its simple but engaging style will bring to life the historical events that have shaped this nation and culture.

Charlotte Mason Favourite

Numerous Charlotte Mason Living booklists and forums highly recommended this book. In fact that is why we had it reprinted and updated. We knew it was in demand and that it would be an asset to your homeschool.

I first read this book to my two oldest children when they were 7 and 8 and they LOVED IT. It was my first attempt using Charlotte Mason’s idea of reading living books. We would snuggle on the couch and I would finish a chapter and they would ask for another.

They were not the only ones to benefit for I learnt my Australian history for the first time (better late than never!)

History Study

Australian history is studied as part of the Australian National History Curriculum in the following sequence:.

Year Four: First Contacts - Before 1800 (Chapters 1-4)

Year Five: Australian Colonies - 1800 to 1900 (Chapters 5-10)

Year Six: Australia as a Nation - 1901 to 2000 (Chapter 11-15)

This book offers an excellent overview of the history of Australia in one neat package. Read it through and then delve deeper into other Australian history topics if desired. It can also be used as a reference when using Australian Book Traveller with younger children.

History Lessons Without A Textbook


Adding notebooking to your reading lessons will further enhance your Australian history studies.

Australian History Notebook

Notebooking is a great way to create a record of learning in a creative and meaningful way. Learning is not limited to the textbook or worksheet but to what has captured your child’s interest. As they create their notebooking pages they learn. As they record their information they discover what they know and they make a reference for the future.

The Australian History Notebook will help kick-start your child’s notebook.

There are nearly 100 Australian themed notebooking pages to choose from, including one notebooking page for each chapter of Our Sunburnt Country.

Sunburnt Country Notebboking Pages

Read more about Australian History Notebook

Age Range: 10-16

A Quick Reference Index at the back of the book makes this a handy aid to basic facts about Australia’s history.

Download a sample from the book.

Read aloud from ages 7. 

Read alone from ages 10 —11.

Book details: 144 pages & colour illustrations.

Australian History Notebooking Set

Soft Cover

Exclusive to Homeschooling Downunder

Australian History Book Package Deal

For your convenience we have packaged Our Sunburnt Country and Australian History Notebook ebook.

Purchase the set together to receive your discount.

Australian History Notebook is an ebook. It will be available for instant download after you purchase

Our Sunburnt Country Printed Book & Australian History Notebook Set $39.95

Our Sunburnt Country Printed Book Only $35.95