History Picture Books

The history picture books on this page are great for introducing and exploring some of the events and people who shaped Australia.

For each picture book we have included the following free, printable resources:

  • a step-by-step lesson plan, including discussion questions, writing activities and suggestions for other activities related to the text;
  • 1-3 differentiated wordsearch puzzles, using vocabulary from the book;
  • a writing/drawing template which can be used for a variety of writing activities related to the text;

More picture books about Australian history are being added so check back regularly to see what’s available to help in your teaching.

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first contacts, white settlement, indigenous perspectives, reconciliation

the night we made the flag


Australian gold rush, beginnings of democracy

the unlikely story of bennelong and phillip


indigenous perspectives, first contacts, white settlement

a flamboyance of flamingos
my name is not refugee
bee & me
lest we forget
the peace book