Reviews

Books available for review

Notes for reviewers

Digging Up a Village: A Book about
Archaeology

by David Frankel

2019
Melbourne
Paperback, 52 pages
Illustrations

Reviewed by Stephen Frigo
Luther College, Croydon

Dominion: The History
of England, Volume 5

by Peter Ackroyd

2018
New York
Thomas Dunne Books
Paperback, x + 387 pages
Illustrations, plates

Reviewed by Ingrid Perkins
Ballarat High School, Ballarat

How Australia Led the Way:
Dora Meeson Coates and British
Suffrage

by Myra Scott

2018
Arcadia
Melbourne
Illustrations, portraits
Revised edition
Paperback, xvii + 120 pages

Reviewed by Michael J. Adcock
Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne

Teaching resource: Dora Meeson
(Word document)

Questions I Am Asked About the
Holocaust

by Heidi Fried
Translated by Alice E. Olsson

2019
Melbourne
Scribe
Hardback, 160 pages

Reviewed by Ellen Langmead
Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield

Sgt Carroll’s War
by Mike Irwin

2018
Melbourne
Paperback, x + 90 pages
Illustrations, portraits, maps

Turkish Private
Ryan: Canakkale's Anzac Hero

by John Gillam and Yvonne
Fletcher
Illustrations by Lillian Webb

2018
East Maitland, New South Wales
Legends and Lessons
Paperback, 51 pages
Illustrations, portraits

Reviewed by Lauren Sullivan
Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield

Someone Else’s War
by John Connor

2018
London
I.B Tauris
Hardback, 360 pages
B&W illustrations; map

Reviewed by Shaun Silcock
HTAV

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea
by Donna Rawlins
Ilustrations by Mark Jackson
and Heather Potter

2019
Melbourne
Picture book, 33 pages
Illustrations

Reviewed by Katie O’Connell
Sunshine College, Sunshine

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills: Forgotten Narratives
Edited by Ian D. Clark and Fred Cahir

2016
CSIRO Publishing
Melbourne
Paperback, 336 pages
Illustrations, photographs
RRP $49.95

Reviewed by Rachel Towns
St John's Regional College, Dandenong

Historical Thinking for History Teachers: A New Approach to Engaging Students and Developing Historical Consciousness
Edited by Tim Allender, Anna Clark and Robert Parkes

2019
Allen & Unwin
Crows Nest, New South Wales
Paperback, 352 pages
RRP $59.99

Reviewed by Ashley Pratt
Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Melbourne

Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia 1896–2006
by Marian Quartly and Judith Smart

2015
Monash University Publishing
Clayton, VIC
Paperback, 497 pages
Illustrations, plates, portraits
RRP $39.95

Reviewed by Linda Wade
All Hallows' School, Brisbane

Book cover for Me Write Myself

‘Me Write Myself’: The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832–47
by Leonie Stevens

2017
Monash University Publishing
Clayton, VIC
Paperback, 356 pages
Maps
RRP $29.95

Reviewed by Linda Wade
All Hallows’ School, Brisbane

The Debatable Land
by Graham Robb

2018
Picador
London
Hardback, 334 pages
Colour & BW illustrations, maps
RRP $36.99

Reviewed by Elizabeth Renton
Laverton P–12 College, Laverton

You'll Be Sorry: How World War II Changed Women's Lives
by Ann Howard

2016
Big Sky Publishing
Warriewood NSW
Paperback, 370 pages
B/W maps and images
RRP $29.99

Reviewed by Elizabeth Morgan
Girton Grammar School, Bendigo

The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, The Settlers and the Protectors
by Bain Attwood

2017
Monash University Publishing
Clayton, VIC
Paperback, 272 pages
Illustrations, maps, portraits
RRP $29.95

Reviewed by Kara Taylor
Irymple Secondary College


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