Australian Historical Fiction – Secondary and Older Readers

Historical fiction novels including songs and poems set in Australia that meets the Australian curriculum for secondary students.


To Love a Sunburnt Country  by Jackie French

From one of Australias most-admired storytellers comes a gripping and unforgettable novel based on true events and little-known people.
This is a story about ultimate survival and the deepest kinds of love.

ISBN: 9781460750421| RRP $19.99 


The Ghost by the Billabong  by Jackie French

Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong’s ‘one giant leap for mankind’ on that first unforgettable moon walk.

ISBN: 9780732295295| RRP $19.99 


If Blood Should Stain the Wattle  by Jackie French

It’s 1972 in Gibber’s Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, ‘It’s time’.

ISBN: 9781460753118| RRP $29.99 


Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies  by Jackie French

At the mysterious Miss Lily’s secret ‘school’, young women selected from Europe’s royalty and highest families learn how to captivate a man – as a husband, or at a dinner party, in a salon or at a grouse shoot. For in 1914, persuading men is the only true power a woman has.

ISBN: 9781460753583| RRP $29.99 


Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragist  by Robert Wainwright

The Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragists. Discover the most inspiring woman you’ve never heard of …

ISBN: 9780733333736| RRP $32.99 

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