Get a Grip, Cooper Jones by Sue Whiting is set in Wangaroo Bay, with the ocean on one side and the Australian bush on the other. This is a familiar setting for me as I grew up in Orbost in East Gippsland which is on the coast of Bass Strait and close to several national parks as well as bushland.
Being near to the Australian bush means the threat of bushfires is a fact of life. It is a terrifying…Continue
Added by JB Rowley on January 30, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments
Phar Lap was the hero that died a tragic death. The legend of the much loved racehorse, foaled in Timaru, New Zealand, 1926 is well known to every Australian but has recently been published by Museum Victoria in a picture book and ballad combination.
The darling of the race-going public in Australia during the Great Depression the champion chestnut gelding was so fast he won race after race, living up to his name (Phar…Continue
Added by JB Rowley on January 10, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments