Hilary Bell

The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and Other Sydney Firsts

Illustrated by Matthew Martin

This whimsical, witty history of Sydney will entertain and inform children like nothing else they’ve seen!

Through a series of (unexpected) ‘firsts’, Hilary Bell and Matthew Martin trace the events, people and places that have shaped their city, however unintentionally. Where else will you find Sydney’s first traffic light sharing pages with its first tightrope walk across Middle Harbour? (And just so you know, it was performed by the marvellous funambulist Henri L’Estrange in 1877.)

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