Gold, Graves and Glory

Jackie French has done it again with this latest installment in her history series published in 2007.

She makes Aussie history very interesting and funny for readers of all ages, taking the facts and presenting them in a far-from-dull manner.
Covering gold, trade unions, riots, bushrangers and many more rich parts of Aussie history, this is another fantastic book with the dry humoured cartoons of her previous works.

Some tid-bits are -
where the name cocky farmer came from, that women's crinolines were so large kids could play hide and seek under them, that the Eureka Flag was made from an old petticoat, and many more wonderful pieces that make up the great jigsaw of Aussie history.