Author(s): Erinn Banting
How do people survive in Australia's outback? "Australia the People" takes children on a journey through the country's Aboriginal heritage, European colonisation and modern life. Spectacular colour photographs introduce children to the lifestyles of Australia's multicultural society. Topics include: the history, lifestyles, and celebrations of Australia's Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders; the arrival of European convicts and free settlers; the growth of Australia, including the role of ANZAC troops in world wars; Aussie Rules football, rugby, cricket, and other land sports; travel in the outback; water sports such as surfing, snorkelling and surf lifesaving carnivals; and schools of the air and the flying doctor.