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Not to be confused with My Story (UK) or My New Zealand Story.

My Australian Story, originally published as My Story, is a book series published by Scholastic Australia. The series was inspired by Dear America. In 2005, the series was re-titled My Australian Story and several books were republished to reflect the new title. The series was relaunched two more times in 2010 with The Hunt for Ned Kelly and in 2016 with Black Sunday.

Told in a diary format, My Australian Story features both female and male protagonists during important moments in Australian history.

Background and topics[]

In 2000, My Story was launched as an Australian equivalent to Dear America. It was renamed to My Australian Story in 2005 with its first relaunch and has retained the name since then. The series was relaunched in 2010 and 2016. The current iteration is published by Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic. My Australian Story features both male and female protagonists with topics ranging from traveling in 1785 to Botany Bay in On Board the Boussole to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Bushfire. The series and its New Zealand counterpart are the only series to cover events from the 1970s to the 2010s.

List of books[]

Publication order[]

Original[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Banner-Bold 1 A Banner Bold Nadia Wheatley September 2000[1] 9781865042640
Plagues-and-Federation 2 Plagues and Federation Vashti Farrer September 2000[2] 9781865042664
Tale-of-Two-Families 3 A Tale of Two Families
(aka Secrets and Sisterhood)
Jenny Pausacker September 2000[3] 9781865042657
Surviving-Sydney-Cove 4 Surviving Sydney Cove Goldie Alexander September 2000[4] 9781865042671
Rum-Rebellion 5 The Rum Rebellion Libby Gleeson September 2001[5] 9781865043623
Yankee-Whaler 6 The Yankee Whaler
(aka Fremantle Prison Break)
Deborah Lisson October 2001[6] 9781865044385
Different-Sort-of-Real 7 A Different Sort of Real
(aka The Deadly Flu)
Kerry Greenwood November 2001[7] 9781865043838
Who-Am-I 8 Who Am I? Anita Heiss December 2001[8] 9781865043616
On-Board-the-Boussole 9 On Board the Boussole
(aka Voyage to Botany Bay)
Chrissie Michaels June 2002[9] 9781865044354
Bombing-of-Darwin 10 The Bombing of Darwin Alan Tucker August 2002[10] 9781865043630
Fords-and-Flying-Machines 11 Fords and Flying Machines Patricia Bernard October 2003[11] 9781865045627
Snowy 12 Snowy Siobhan McHugh October 2003[12] 9781865045634
Riding-with-Thunderbolt 13 Riding with Thunderbolt Allan Baillie April 2004[13] 9781865045801
Our-Don-Bradman 14 Our Don Bradman
(aka Don Bradman and Me)
Peter Allen June 2004[14] 9781865045917
Marathon-of-Her-Own 15 A Marathon of Her Own Irini Savvides August 2004[15] 9781865046358
Our-Enemy-My-Friend 16 Our Enemy, My Friend
(aka My Friend, the Enemy)
Jenny Blackman February 2005[16] 9781865045269

2005 relaunch[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Banner-Bold2 1 A Banner Bold Nadia Wheatley August 2005[17] 9781865048529
New-Gold-Mountain 2 New Gold Mountain Christopher Cheng August 2005[18] 9781865048512
Bombing-of-Darwin2 3 The Bombing of Darwin Alan Tucker August 2005[19] 9781865048536
Outback 4 Outback Christine Harris October 2005[20] 9781865048505
Surviving-Sydney-Cove2 5 Surviving Sydney Cove Goldie Alexander January 2006[21] 9781865048574
Plagues-and-Federation2 6 Plagues and Federation Vashti Farrer January 2006[22] 9781865048550
Cyclone-Tracy 7 Cyclone Tracy Alan Tucker February 2006[23] 9781865049168
A-Tale-of-Two-Families2 8 A Tale of Two Families
(aka Secrets and Sisterhood)
Jenny Pausacker March 2006[24] 9781865048598
Who-Am-I2 9 Who Am I? Anita Heiss March 2006[25] 9781865048581
Rum-Rebellion2 10 The Rum Rebellion Libby Gleeson May 2006[26] 9781865048543
Refugee 11 Refugee Alan Sunderland June 2006[27] 9781865049199
Different-Sort-of-Real2 12 A Different Sort of Real
(aka The Deadly Flu)
Kerry Greenwood May 2006[28] 9781865048628
Our-Don-Bradman2 13 Our Don Bradman Peter Allen November 2006[29] 9781865048680
Melting-Pot 14 The Melting Pot Christopher Cheng July 2007[30] 9781865049755
Archer's-Melbourne-Cup 15 Archer's Melbourne Cup Vashti Farrer October 2007[31] 9781865049410
Claw-of-the-Dragon 16 Claw of the Dragon
(aka Snatched by Pirates)
Patricia Bernard March 2008[32] 9781865048611
Atomic-Testing 17 Atomic Testing Alan Tucker February 2009[33] 9781741692174

2010 relaunch[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Hunt-for-Ned-Kelly 1 The Hunt for Ned Kelly Sophie Masson February 2010[34] 9781741695649
Outback2 2 Outback Christine Harris April 2010[35] 9781741696158
Refugee2 3 Refugee Alan Sunderland May 2010[36] 9781741696165
Who-Am-I3 4 Who Am I? Anita Heiss July 2010[37] 9781741697261
Surviving-Sydney-Cove3 5 Surviving Sydney Cove Goldie Alexander August 2010[38] 9781741696172
Cyclone-Tracy2 6 Cyclone Tracy Alan Tucker September 2010[39] 9781741697292
Phar-Lap-Mystery 7 The Phar Lap Mystery Sophie Masson October 2010[40] 9781741697278
Our-Don-Bradman3 8 Our Don Bradman Peter Allen November 2010[41] 9781741696141
Melting-Pot2 9 The Melting Pot Christopher Cheng January 2011[42] 9781741698114
Banner-Bold3 10 A Banner Bold Nadia Wheatley February 2011[43] 9781741697773
My-Father's-War 11 My Father's War Sophie Masson March 2011[44] 9781741698282
Bombing-of-Darwin3 12 The Bombing of Darwin Alan Tucker March 2011[45] 9781741697308
Plagues-and-Federation3 13 Plagues and Federation Vashti Farrer April 2011[46] 9781741697780
New-Gold-Mountain2 14 New Gold Mountain Christopher Cheng September 2011[47] 9781925064063
Archer's-Melbourne-Cup2 15 Archer's Melbourne Cup Vashti Farrer October 2011[48] 9781925063899
Deadly-Flu 16 The Deadly Flu
(aka A Different Sort of Real)
Kerry Greenwood January 2012[49] 9781925063875
Sydney-Harbour-Bridge 17 Sydney Harbour Bridge Vashti Farrer February 2012[50] 9781741699531
Secrets-and-Sisterhood 18 Secrets and Sisterhood
(aka A Tale of Two Families)
Jenny Pausacker February 2012[51] 9781741698442
Heroes-of-Tobruk 19 Heroes of Tobruk David Mulligan March 2012[52] 9781742833224
Rum-Rebellion3 20 The Rum Rebellion Libby Gleeson April 2012[53] 9781741697797
Snatched-by-Pirates 21 Snatched by Pirates
(aka Claw of the Dragon)
Patricia Bernard June 2012[54] 9781741698459
Voyage-to-Botany-Bay 22 Voyage to Botany Bay
(aka On Board the Boussole)
Chrissie Michaels July 2012[55] 9781741699111
My-Friend-the-Enemy 23 My Friend, the Enemy
(aka Our Enemy, My Friend)
Jenny Blackman August 2012[56] 9781741699081
Ford-and-Flying-Machines2 24 Fords and Flying Machines Patricia Bernard February 2013[57] 9781741699074
Cockatoo-Island 25 Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian February 2013[58] 9781742832456
Gallipoli 26 Gallipoli Alan Tucker March 2013[59] 9781742836935
Fremantle-Prison-Break 27 Fremantle Prison Break
(aka The Yankee Whaler)
Deborah Lisson March 2013[60] 9781741699098
Kokoda 28 Kokoda Alan Tucker March 2013[61] 9781925063837
Marathon-of-Her-Own2 29 A Marathon of Her Own Irini Savvides May 2013[62] 9781741699043
Snowy2 30 Snowy Siobhan McHugh June 2013[63] 9781741699050
Riding-with-Thunderbolt2 31 Riding with Thunderbolt Allan Baillie July 2013[64] 9781925064209
Atomic-Testing2 32 Atomic Testing Alan Tucker August 2013[65] 9781741699067
Convict-Girl 33 Convict Girl Chrissie Michaels June 2014[66] 9781743620151
Vietnam 34 Vietnam Deborah Challinor July 2015[67] 9781743628003

2016 relaunch[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Black-Sunday 1 Black Sunday Evan McHugh August 2016[68] 9781743627990
Our-Race-for-Reconciliation 2 Our Race for Reconciliation Anita Heiss May 2017[69] 9781760276119
Don-Bradman-and-Me 3 Don Bradman and Me
(aka Our Don Bradman)
Peter Allen December 2017[70] 9781742769653
Kokoda-2018 4 Kokoda Alan Tucker March 2018[71] 9781742769646
Bombing-of-Darwin-2018 5 The Bombing of Darwin Alan Tucker March 2018[72] 9781742769561
Stowaway-Botany-Bay 6 Stowaway to Botany Bay
(aka On Board the Boussole)
Chrissie Michaels July 2018[73] 9781742996158
Freemantle-2 7 Freemantle Prison Break
(aka The Yankee Whaler)
Deborah Lisson January 2019[74] 9781760662493
Bushfire 8 Bushfire Sally Murphy February 2019[75] 9781742994307
Vietnam-2nd 9 Vietnam Deborah Challinor March 2019[76] 9781742769578
Rebellion-at-Eureka 10 Rebellion at Eureka Alan Tucker April 2019[77] 9781742994314
Castle-Hill-Rebellion 11 Castle Hill Rebellion Chrissie Michaels May 2019[78] 9781742991863
Surviving-Sydney-Cove4 12 Surviving Sydney Cove Goldie Alexander May 2019[79] 9781742769615
Outback3 13 Outback Christine Harris June 2019[80] 9781760662486
Snowy3 14 Snowy Siobhan McHugh July 2019[81] 9781760669256
Hunt-for-Ned-Kelly-relaunch 15 The Hunt for Ned Kelly Sophie Masson August 2019[82] 9781742769608
Bridging-Sydney 16 Bridging Sydney
(aka Sydney Harbour Bridge)
Vashti Farrer August 2019[83] 9781760663513
Heroes-of-Tobruk2 17 Heroes of Tobruk David Mulligan March 2020[84] 9781742769622
Gallipoli2 18 Gallipoli Alan Tucker March 2020[85] 9781742769592
Who-Am-I4 19 Who Am I? Anita Heiss May 2020[86] 9781742769585
Contagion 20 Contagion (aka A Different Sort of Real/The Deadly Flu) Kerry Greenwood August 2020[87] 9781760975562
Cockatoo-Island2 21 Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian January 2021[88] 9781760971274
Six-Seconds 22 Six Seconds Alan Sunderland March 2021[89] 9781743838235
Battle-for-Victoria-Street 23 The Battle for Victoria Street Gabiann Marin May 2024[90] 9781743833995

Chronological order[]

See also: List of books by time period
No. Title Time period
1 On Board the Boussole 1785 — 1788
2 Surviving Sydney Cove 1790
3 Convict Girl 1801 — 1803
4 Castle Hill Rebellion 1804
5 The Rum Rebellion 1807 — 1809
6 A Banner Bold 1854
7 Rebellion at Eureka 1854 — ?
8 New Gold Mountain 1860 — 1861
9 Archer's Melbourne Cup 1860 — 1861
10 Riding with Thunderbolt 1864 — 1866
11 The Yankee Whaler 1876
12 Escape from Cockatoo Island 1879
13 The Hunt for Ned Kelly 1879 — 1880
14 Claw of the Dragon 1899 — 1900
15 Plagues and Federation 1900 — 1901
16 The Melting Pot 1903 — 1904
17 Gallipoli 1914 — 1915
18 Our Enemy, My Friend 1915 — 1916
19 My Father's War 1918
20 A Different Sort of Real 1918 — 1919
21 Fords and Flying Machines 1919 — 1921
22 Outback 1927 — 1928
23 Sydney Harbour Bridge 1931 — 1932
24 The Phar Lap Mystery 1931 — 1932
25 Our Don Bradman 1932 — 1933
26 Who Am I? 1937 — 1938
27 Black Sunday 1937 — 1938
28 Heroes of Tobruk 1939 — 1941
29 Kokoda 1941 — 1942
30 The Bombing of Darwin 1941 — 1942
31 Atomic Testing 1953
32 A Marathon of Her Own 1956 — ?
33 Snowy 1958 — 1959
34 Vietnam 1968 — 1970
35 The Battle for Victoria Street 1973
36 A Tale of Two Families 1974
37 Cyclone Tracy 1974
38 Six Seconds 1989
39 Our Race for Reconciliation 1999 — 2000
40 Refugee 2001 — 2002
41 Bushfire 2009

Related books[]

Cover Title Author Published ISBN
My-Story-Teacher's-Resource-1 My Story: Teacher's Resource Book 1 Kate McAllen April 2006[91] 9781865046457
My-Story-Teacher's-Resource-2 My Story: Teacher's Resource Book 2 Kate McAllen April 2006[92] 9781865046457
My-Story-Teacher's-Resource-3 My Story: Teacher's Resource Book 3 Kate McAllen June 2006[93] 9781865046464

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