Nancy Wake parachuted into enemy territory while working for the French Resistance during World War II. Weary Dunlop stood in front of an injured man to stop him being bayoneted to death. Nicole Kidman dressed up in a woolly car seat cover to play a sheep in the Nativity Play at school. But what could Charles Kingsford Smith do while standing on his head?
The triumphs, the tears, the tantrums and the tantalising facts about fifty famous Australians are all here in one bumper volume. From Ned Kelly to Kylie Minogue, their personal stories and achievements have helped shape the face of Australia - in one way or another!