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Author Phil Kettle reads from the first instalment of his new Our Australia series. Ben, left, from Nichols Point Primary School, looks on with Australian Geographic Education general manager Jo Runciman.
Ben presents the book, in which he features as a character, at its launch in Mildura.
Jo Runciman (centre) with Mildura’s Deputy Mayor, Cr Sue Nichols and Mayor, Cr Glenn Milne, at the launch of the Mildura-centric Our Australia book.
A distinctive green and white van features as the lead characters’ mode of transport throughout the Our Australia series. Future editions will explore Australian towns such as Byron Bay, Hobart and Alice Springs.
The launch took place at Mildura Library; among those present was Mildura Library manager Sue Kelly, pictured with Education general manager Jo Runciman.
A promotional signpost points to future instalments of Phil’s series, which will continue to be released as part of the AG Education program making its debut in schools in 2010.
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