Making history accessible for children: examples from picture book biographies

Monday 17 June 2019

Making history accessible for children: examples from picture book biographies

Presented by Dr Kristin Weidenbach

Award winning local author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will talk about presenting history for children, drawing on her non-fiction picture books: King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Tom the Outback Mailman and Meet Banjo Paterson.

Kristin’s adult titles include Growing up Moonta, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the story of Tom Kruse and Rock Star: the story of Reg Sprigg. She has also written the official histories of energy company Santos, the Cruising Yacht Club of SA, and the pastoral company AJ & PA McBride Pty Ltd. Kristin is also a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California.

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42717/6/2019

Making history accessible for children: examples from picture book biographies

Presented by Dr Kristin Weidenbach

Award winning local author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will talk about presenting history for children, drawing on her non-fiction picture books:…

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B: Burnside topic

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Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room

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