Everyday and community texts


Archie's letter : an Anzac Day story

written by Martin Flanagan ; illustrated by Ainsley Walters

The story of an ordinary man who went to fight in World War II. It tells how he dealt with his wartime experiences, how, at the age of ninety one, he agreed to meet a group of elderly Japanese women interested in world peace, and how he could never forget the young men who were with him during the war and who didn't come back.

Black Snake- The Daring of Ned Kelly

By Carole Wilson


- contents page

- maps

- photos

- snippets from original letters

- poster

- snippets from interviews

- timeline

- index

My Australian Story series

Written in diary form. Based on real events in Australian History.


Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter

The Jerilderie Letter was written by Ned Kelly

Edited by Carole Wilkinson

Illustrated by Dean Jones


- Edited version of the original Jerilderie Letter

- Contents page

- Maps



- index

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Anne Frank

During the persecution of the Jewish people in the Netherlands in World War II, Anne wrote in her diary of how her family hid for two years in a few rooms.

To Hope and Back

By Kathy Kacer

Based on the true story of the last refugee ship to leave Germany in 1939, the St. Louis, this powerful book tells the story of two of its passengers, Lisa and Sol, who were children on board the ship. They were among the lucky ones to survive.

Zlater's Diary

A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic