Top 10 Books on Australian History

 

People in Australia are living for 65000 years now. Aboriginals and the Torres State Islander are the first ones who started living there. Australia celebrates its independence on 26th January. To know more about the history of Australia, Here is the list of books on Australian history which will give us a detailed view of the Australian history.

 

TRACKS

This novel by Davidson stands on no. 1 in the list of top 10 books on Australian history. The book had a plot the set in 1977. The story is about a 9-month long trek in the deserts with the help of just a map and a compass. For the excellent company, she had 4 camels and a dog.

Read it For:
The history of Australia is showcased in a very smoothly flowing plot making it just an interesting read.
Don't Read it For:
The writer anyway focus was more on the protagonist rather than any other character or aspect of the story
What makes this book stand out?:
the exceptional writing styles makes it just a different book from the available ones

RABBIT PROOF FENCE

the Rabbit-proof fence is one the best books on Australian history. It has a story of 3 sisters who struggled through the colonial period. The children were asked to everything they have been taught till now, their language, community and even their homes. They belonged to the aboriginal community and were being forced accept the new white parents. But they escaped.

Read it For:
It is an awesome retelling of the story of the lives people lived in Australia long back.
Don't Read it For:
This cannot be counted among those books which you can complete it one go because of the fact that the writing seems to be a bit boring as we proceed in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The not so exceptional plot has made it to the big screen. The book gives the horrifying background of Australian history.

DOWN UNDER: TRAVELS IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY

In spite of being covered with 70% with desert, Australia did not fail to impress Bill. The book is about the travel story of Bill who discovers various truths about Australia while travelling.

Read it For:
the book is a collection of humorous travel stories and memories collected by Bill Bryson
Don't Read it For:
It did not seem appealing to many of the readers as they say that the detailed descriptions are way too detailed.
What makes this book stand out?:
Bill Bryson’s writing is something which is appreciated by all of his readers and he never disappoints.

AUSTRALIANS- ORIGINS TO EUREKA

One among the 10 best-selling books on Australian history. The author just did justice to the vibrant colours Australia has for us. The story is presented from Aborigine’s point of view. The book has 3 series which covers everything one must know about Australia.

Read it For:
The book has covered every tiny detail giving a fully elaborated version of history.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline seemed to get disturbed in the middle of the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The storyline is not a narrative story it is more like an anecdote representation focusing on all good and bad.
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THE SONGLINES

The book can be categorised as a complete adventure. The author gives a detailed view of Aborigines and its culture. To a certain degree, it can also be said the Songline is a travel book, but then again it has some parts that state important history is happening.

Read it For:
The book takes you on a fascinating journey on the land of deserts
Don't Read it For:
To most of the readers the book seemed to be a memoir of author’s travel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book, however, is a great source to learn about the history and at the same time take adventures of various travel narrations of the book.

AUSTRALIA: A BIOGRAPHY OF A NATION

The book just contains 350 pages but will certainly leave you with an extremely deeper understanding of the Australian history and what all it has faced. The nation turned 100 in 2001.

Read it For:
The book just explains the journey of people who lived in Australia, it defines the country has been through during the colonial period and how it turned out to be a confident nation today.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline set is a little faced paced as the author wanted to cover the entire history of those limited pages.
What makes this book stand out?:
A fascinating read that is both gripping and comprehensive. It is indeed a travel story, a history narration and a memoir.

IS THAT BIKE DIESEL MATE, one bike and first lap around Australia on used cooking oil

It is a story about an extraordinary of the author who wished to do something different from usual. He discovered Australia on his motorbike which runs with the help of used cooking oils.

Read it For:
The ultimate experience doesn’t remain on the books only the readers get full flavours of Australia
Don't Read it For:
The author has used abrupt languages to most of the parts in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Despite being colloquially written the book has unexplained humour that makes us all laugh out loud.

MUTANT MESSAGE FROM DOWN UNDER

The book has an extremely amazing plot, and its existence in the list of popular books on Australian history is nothing to doubt on. The story is about the author who lives among the aborigines who state themselves as the “real people”. She is accompanied by them to four-month-long walk of 1400 miles

Read it For:
The book gives us extreme information on the cultures and practices of the aboriginal community.
Don't Read it For:
This not a book for anyone looking for a story because the plot is not set as a story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives us some serious motivations and lessons of life.

POSSUM MAGIC

Possum magic is grandma tale. With the mistaken magic of grandma, she turns Hush, another possum, invisible and certainly doesn’t remember the reverse spell. They go to Australia to discover the magic food that could make Hush visible again.

Read it For:
It is a great source of letting little ones know a little more about the world they reside in.
Don't Read it For:
Audience focused by the author are kids, so it doesn’t seem to be a good read for adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The crazy pictorial illustration makes the kids take an interest in reading about the history of Australia.

GIRT

Girt is a bundle of a well-researched novel that deeply explains everything about the Australian history. A detailed description of Grit gives us views of various other angles than just of Aboriginals.

Read it For:
The well-constructed novel is more like an authoritarian history but will anyway leave you with a good amount of knowledge about the history of Australia.
Don't Read it For:
The book gets a little long winded when proceeding towards the second half of the books.
What makes this book stand out?:
History has been explained nicely blended with humour.

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