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The Day I Was History

By Jackie French
Illustrated by Christina Booth

ISBN 9781876944551
Paperback, 64 pages
198mm x 130mm, black and white illustrations
Released September 2007
RRP A$11.95 (SOLD OUT)


Sam's Saturday begins like any other but he is soon battling wind, flames and blackened skies as he desperately tries to find his home.

  • Jackie French has done it again with this moving and fast-paced story of a young boy's experience during the Canberra bushfires of 2003.
  • The Day I Was History is supported by fun, child-friendly interactive activities on the National Museum of Australia website, to further engage young readers.
  • A great resource for teachers to use for both the SOSE and English curriculum. The title is supported online with a synopsis, discussion questions, and classroom activities, including reproducible worksheets.

The Day I Was History features the burnt wheel and hub of a fire truck destroyed in the 2003 Canberra bushfires. It is part of the National Museum's collection.


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Classroom activities for The Day I Was History