The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip.

Sedunary, Michael and Emmerichs, Bern.

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Aimed at the upper primary school, the story of the aboriginal, Bennelong, and Captain Arthur Phillip of the Royal Navy who commanded the First Fleet to Botany Bay is well told and illustrated. Their friendship was an unlikely one and it is interesting to read how they both played such an important role in our history. The place where Captain Phillip once built a hut for his friend is now the site of the famous Sydney Opera House.


SKU: 9780980671186


Age range 6 to 9Shortlisted for the 2016 West Australian Young Readers' Book AwardThe Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip is the second book in a series of books from Berbay Publishing exploring first settlement history in Australia. This extraordinary story about the friendship between Captain Arthur Phillip and the Aboriginal, Bennelong, is one of Australia's most important and intriguing stories, yet remains largely unknown. The background of first settlement in Australia (when the first fleet arrived) heightens the polarity between the two worlds of these two people - traditional Aboriginal culture and values versus European culture and values. The book has been beautifully written by Michael Sedunary complimented with the extraordinary artwork by celebrated Australian ceramic artist, Bern Emmerichs.Teacher's Guide also available"This is an extraordinary book" Magpies Magazine "A masterpiece. A must for every school and municipal library" Good Reading Magazine "This is an amazing story filled with tragedy and promise" The Herald Sun

Book Details

Author Sedunary, Michael and Emmerichs, Bern.
Format HC
Publisher Berbay Publishing
Imprint Berbay Publishing
Number of Pages 52
Publish Date 1/12/2014
Catalogue Oct17
Catalogue book number 69