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The Sydney Harbour Bridge
On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.
About the Author
Peter Spearritt is a leading historian, the former executive director of the Brisbane Institute, and a current professor at the University of Queensland. He has published more than 20 books, including Australians and the Monarchy, Electrifying Sydney, Sydneyâ€™s Century: A History, Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870, and Trading Places: Australian Travel Posters.
Cafe Life Sydney
Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers.
Cafe culture is carved into Sydney's phenomenal harbour topography and colourful neighbourhood character. From bayside to beachfront, bohemian inner-city areas, student zones and leafy residential areas, each suburb has its own distinct flavour and cafes to match. Cafe Life Sydney explores how espresso culture has percolated up from its Italian roots to be an essential part of Australian lifestyle.
About the Author
Tamara Thiessen has spent the past decade as a freelance foreign correspondent, travel, and cultural writer. Backed by a Masters in international studies and several languages, she has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines (National Geographic Traveller, Monocle Magazine, Connect Business Travel Magazine, Hotel News Now, Get Lost! Business Traveller, Wanderlust Magazine, Islands Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Air Emirates Open Skies & Portfolio, Bthere! Brussels Airline, US Airways Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, CARLSON Holiday Magazine US, The Melbourne Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Business Post, Sunday Herald); she is also the author of the Bradt Travel Guidebook to Borneo (2009) and has worked as a writer and photographer on the Eyewitness Guides to France, Italy, and Australia and to Thames, and Hudson's StyleCity Europe. When she thinks of home, she looks immediately to her suitcase and to the horizon of her next travels.
In her new book, Travel Origami, author Cindy Ng shows you how to take the paper souvenirs you collect on your travels and turn them into beautiful and useful folded origami objects that serve as visible mementoes! Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into artful memories that can last a lifetime.
Whether you are a world traveler or a local vacationer, Travel Origami gives you 24 easy-to-fold origami projects that are fun to make and fabulous to display in your home. Foolproof step-by-step instructions show you how to fold your paper collections into special items you can wear, carry, hang on your wall, or give to a traveling companion as a special keepsake.24 fun and functional travel keepsakes include: Lampshade Photo frame Jewelry WreathThis book is the perfect way to stretch your adventures into hours of memory-making fun while reminiscing with family and friends.
About the Author
Cindy Ng is an origami designer whose mini kits and jewelry are sold in museum shops worldwide. Her work has been featured in "Real Simple, Elle" and the "New York Times." She is the author of Girligami Kit.
Sydney Is A Fun Place Too!
Kate is sad.
She misses her old home.
How can Zac help?
Key concepts: Place, Sense of identity, and Simple map representations
AC Content Descriptions: The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people.
Discovering Geography Student Topic Books include fiction, nonfiction and comic books.
This book is classified as Reading Level 3 / Fountas and Pinnell Level C. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
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