Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Australia at War: The Colonial Wars by Susan McKernan
This book tells the story of the wars Australia was involved in whilst still a colony of Great Britain. Covered briefly are the Maori Wars, the Sudan, and the Boxer Rebellion. The major part of the book deals with the Boer War in South Africa which was the longest and most difficult of the Colonial Wars that Australia was involved in. The text is suitable for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary students and there is a handy glossary at the back of the book as well as an extensive index. It is illustrated by Johnny Altomonte.