Mini Copy Book

History of Australia

An Ideal Location

Many of Australia’s first cities were planned by British bureaucrats who had never been there, which may explain why they put them in the wrong places.

Length: 59 words

Discovery and Invention

Lighting-Up Time

William Murdoch and Samuel Clegg brought warmth and light into the country’s streets, factories and homes, but the public didn’t make it easy.

Length: 115 words

Bible and Saints

No Room at the Inn

The Tilers and Thatchers of fourteenth-century York tell how Joseph and Mary fared after they were turned away by the innkeepers of Bethlehem.

Length: 111 words

Bible and Saints

The Nativity

While Joseph is away trying to find light for the darksome stable, Mary brings into the world the Light of everlasting Day.

Length: 116 words

Bible and Saints

The Ox and the Ass

The chill of the night is relieved by the warmth of the beasts in their stalls, prompting Mary and Joseph reflect on the promises of Scripture.

Length: 115 words

British Myths and Legends

The Last Voyage of Scyld of the Sheaf

The Old English epic ‘Beowulf’ tells how Scyld, beloved King of the Danes, was committed to the ocean at his death — just as he had been at his birth.

Length: 115 words