To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare. There was an animal in Tasmania whose nocturnal screeches sounded like the devil and a river creature that had a duckís bill at one end and a beaverís tail at the other.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Murray, Kirsty
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Publication Date: 01 October 2012
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ReviewsFeaturing illustrations from the National Library collection this book shares the excitement felt by Europeans when they first discovered Australia’s amazing diversity of native animals and birds. A delight and essential reading for any age.
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