Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrating Australian Women on International Women's Day

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day.

As we look back over the history of Australia there are many women who have shaped and contributed to our society.

Last year we released the Aussie Heroes series, a new series of junior non-fiction books which reflects the heroes of Australia.

The books are for primary school aged children and are written as a narrative, complemented by colour illustrations throughout.

Our first female hero is Dame Nellie Melba. She was the first great Australian diva, but she also worked tirelessly for the war effort, staging numerous fundraising concerts in support of the Red Cross and other charities.

Our next female hero, the manuscript has just dropped into my inbox, will be Mary MacKillop.

Perhaps you have a particular hero whose life has had an impact on your own?


  1. I really enjoyed this book - a great way to introduce our kids to our national heroes. I've reviewed it at Buzz Words Books. http://buzzwordsmagazine.blogspot.com/search?q=nellie