I seem to remember reading a couple of books where a young girl(?) goes back in time from (then) modern day Sydney to about a hundred years before, using a Morton Bay fig tree as the time travel device! Does anyone else remember it?

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Riddle of the Trumpalar and Challenge of the Trumpalar by Judy Bernard-Waite.

"When twins Cass and Carl vowed to save an ancient Moreton Bay fig tree from destruction they did not realise it was the beginning of a journey that would take them literally inside the tree and from there back in time to the Sydney of the ..."

  • Yes! Wow, what an awesome name that is! I had totally forgotten!
    – sumbuddyx
    Jan 2, 2014 at 8:10

Playing Beatie Bow? Never read the book, but they forced me to repeatedly watch the very poor film in school.

  • Thank you for answering it, but I don't think that is correct. I remember trying Beatie Bow and not liking the book at all, but I remember liking this book and it's sequels.
    – sumbuddyx
    Jan 1, 2014 at 10:30

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