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Melbourne Launch: The Day We Built the Bridge

Join us for storytime as we launch the children's picture book The Day We Built the Bridge written by Samantha Tidy, illustrated by Fiona Burrows and published by MidnightSun Publishing.

The book will be launched by multi-award winning Australian children’s book author, and two times Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee, Kirsty Murray.

Sam will be launching her new title, reading for storytime and there will also be face-painting! $5 per child, which is reimbursed with the purchase of the new book.

Step back in time to the 1930s - an era when Nellie Melba's voice still echoed in the Opera House, Kingsford Smith graced the skies and Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup.

A truly Australian story celebrating determination, contribution and national endeavour. Fiona Burrows' gorgeous artwork celebrates our unique flora and takes us delightfully back to a much cherished time and place.

Big dreams can take generations. It can also take six million hand driven rivets and 53,000 tonnes of steel. The Day We Built the Bridge celebrates our connection with one another, and declares that despite the greatest of challenges, together we can make history.

Copies of Samantha’s second novel, The Happiness Jar will also be available.

Bookings essential at

Tickets $5, which can be put towards a book purchase!