Australian Writer & Designers
For Valour – Australia’s Victoria Cross Heroes
Black Dog 2013 $19.99pb 32 pages
ISBN 978 1 7420 3231 3
From the ninety-nine Australian Victoria Cross recipients the author has researched, he has chosen twenty to present here in full detail. The Victoria Cross is the Commonwealth's highest military honour for bravery. The time span covers the Boer War (only one recipient and the first Australian to be awarded the honour) to the heroes of the War in Afghanistan. This is a very accessible account illustrated mainly with black and white images and without too much information on the page.
Year 6 up/ Age 10 up
For a full list of New Zealanders awarded the honour, many of whom have had whole books devoted to them, go to: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/victoria-cross .