The Canberra Puzzle Books


Canberra Puzzle Book

Have a bus full of noisy students, or a car full of restless children, to entertain on your trip to Canberra? A class on the history of our national capital? These puzzle books are the ideal companions on your trip to or studies about our national capital. Fun, and learning, at the same time!

Both books cover the history of the Canberra region, from pre-European settlement to the modern day. The books have been checked by local historians for accuracy. Subjects include:

  • local Aboriginal culture
  • early pioneer settlers
  • the selection of Canberra as our capital
  • Walter Burley Griffin’s plan
  • life in Canberra during Word War II
  • flag and emblems of the city
  • early maps of the city turned into mazes
  • flora and fauna of the region
Junior Canberra Puzzle Book

There are find-a-words, mazes, crosswords, story crosswords, clueless crosswords, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, codes, and spot-the-differences, amongst others!

The Canberra Puzzle Book sample pages

The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book sample pages


Ordering your books

Both The Canberra Puzzle Book and The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book are available as small puzzle books (B5 size), and as blackline masters.

To order the B5 workbooks of either book, please contact me, or visit one of the venues listed below when you're in Canberra. I sell them direct to the public ($6.60 per book + postage), and wholesale. If you have a shop, contact me for wholesale pricing. I accept PayPal and direct deposit payments.

The B5 books are available from:


Blackline masters

These A4, wire-bound blackline master books are designed to be photocopied. Each book has 28 pages of puzzles, and answers at the back. They are great resources for school libraries, hospitals, youth groups, and even hotels and restaurants. When you buy one, you are granted a site licence to photocopy the book as much as you need, at your school, business or organisation.


The Canberra Puzzle Book
Publisher: Sutherland Studios
ISBN: 978-1-118-30525-6
Published: March 2005
Reprinted: 2005, 2007, 2018
For kids aged 11 to adults

The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book
Publisher: Sutherland Studios
Published: March 2006
Reprinted: 2016
For kids aged 5 to 10