Archer's Melbourne Cup


by Vashti Farrer (Author)

Book Cover for Archer's Melbourne Cup

   Book 22   
Pages: 203

Archer's Melbourne Cup: The Diary of Robby Jenkins, Terara, New South Wales, 1860-1861

The year is 1861 and a major horse race is about to be run for the first time - the Melbourne Cup. Thirteen-year-old Robby Jenkins is working as a stablehand, and is convinced that his favourite horse, Archer, can win. Archer's Melbourne Cup tells the story of how one of Australia's iconic events began. It is also the story of a boy who dreams of being a top jockey - but does he have what it takes?

My Australian Story Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: My Australian Story
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 34
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: adventure  historical  culture  realistic fiction 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   A Banner Bold  (2000)
2.   Secrets and Sisterhood (A Tale of Two Families)  (2000)
3.   Plagues and Federation  (2000)
4.   Surviving Sydney Cove  (2000)
5.   The Deadly Flu (A Different Sort of Real)  (2001)
6.   The Rum Rebellion  (2001)
7.   The Yankee Whaler  (2001)
8.   Who Am I?  (2001)
9.   Voyage to Botany Bay (On Board the Boussole)  (2002)
10.   The Bombing of Darwin  (2002)
11.   Fords and Flying Machines  (2003)
12.   Snowy  (2003)
13.   Riding with Thunderbolt  (2004)
14.   Our Don Bradman  (2004)
15.   A Marathon of Her Own  (2004)
16.   Our Enemy, My Friend  (2005)
17.   New Gold Mountain  (2005)
18.   Outback  (2005)
19.   Cyclone Tracy  (2006)
20.   Refugee  (2006)
21.   The Melting Pot  (2007)
22.   Archer's Melbourne Cup  (2007)
23.   Snatched by Pirates (Claw of the Dragon)  (2008)
24.   Atomic Testing  (2009)
25.   The Hunt for Ned Kelly  (2010)
26.   The Phar Lap Mystery  (2010)
27.   My Father's War  (2011)
28.   Sydney Harbour Bridge  (2012)
29.   Heroes of Tobruk  (2012)
30.   Escape from Cockatoo Island  (2013)
31.   Gallipoli  (2013)
32.   Fremantle Prison Break  (2013)
33.   Kokoda  (2014)
34.   Convict Girl  (2014)