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The Resource Topsy-turvy world : how Australian animals puzzled early explorers, Kirsty Murray

Topsy-turvy world : how Australian animals puzzled early explorers, Kirsty Murray

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Topsy-turvy world : how Australian animals puzzled early explorers
Title
Topsy-turvy world
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how Australian animals puzzled early explorers
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Kirsty Murray
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Language
eng
Summary
To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare. There was an animal in Tasmania whose nocturnal screeches sounded like the devil and a river creature that had a ducks bill at one end and a beavers tail at the other. The Europeans had never seen anything like these animals before and gave them names similar to those of the European creatures they already knew. They drew and painted odd pictures of them, showing they did not understand the animals habits. In one illustration, a wombat is standing on its back legs and in another a Tasmanian tiger is wrestling with a platypus of the same size
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Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
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10166544
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ANL
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Murray, Kirsty
Dewey number
591.994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
non fiction
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National Library of Australia
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True
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  • Europeans
  • Animals
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primary
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how Australian animals puzzled early explorers
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Topsy-turvy world : how Australian animals puzzled early explorers, Kirsty Murray
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Publication
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Includes index
Control code
000048106334
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780642277497
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(hbk.) :
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ill.
Label
Topsy-turvy world : how Australian animals puzzled early explorers, Kirsty Murray
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000048106334
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780642277497
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.

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