Over the past dozen or so years, Scholastic Australia have been publishing stories under the banner of My Australian Story. The authors have varied as have the topics and time period they are set in. Scholastic have recently republished the books, with new covers and they look really good. An example of the titles are below.
The Phar Lap Mystery by Sophie Masson
Our Don Bradman by Peter Allen
Refugee by Alan Sunderland
Outback by Christine Harris
Who Am I? by Anita Heiss
Surviving Sydney Cove by Goldie Alexander
They are novels but are based on historical research and will appeal to both girls and boys aged 9 up. $17 each.