A Bush Christmas: The classic Australian Christmas poem by C.J. Dennis in a delightful children's picture book, illustrated by Dee Huxley, published Black Dog Books. C.J Dennis poem: The Herald, 1931 and in "More Than A Sentimental Bloke". See http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/denniscj/newspapers/herald/1931/works/bushchristmas.html
To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia by Roland Harvey, From rainforest to reef, from Tassie tiger-territory to croc-country, from the winding Murray river to Trephina Gorge, from way out back to underground, this is a glorious showcase of Australian environments with hilarious visual and verbal jokes throughout
The Rabbits by John Marsden, illustrated by Shaun Tan. Described as an allegorical fable, The Rabbits looks at colonization. With surrealist illustrations and sparse text, this award-winning and controversial (at the time of publication) book can be the catalyst for deep discussion. Check Youtube for this title too.