AustLit is everything you want to know about the way Australians (and others) have told and thought about the art of story.
a bibliographic database about historical and contemporary Australian stories
fiction, non-fiction, criticism, drama, poetry, film and television, picture books, graphic novels, children's and young adult fiction
an extensive record of secondary sources about Australian stories
including book reviews, newspapers articles, literary criticism, teaching resources, online exhibitions
an essential resource for embedding Aboriginal storytelling into education
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling history, biographies, cultural heritage, with exclusive teaching resources
Bruce Pascoe, a Bunurong man, is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria, and an award-winning Australian writer, editor, and anthologist. His works have been published nationally and internationally, and have won several national literary competitions. He has combined writing fiction and non-fiction with a career as a successful publisher and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. He has also worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, farm fence contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker, and editor.
Are you aware that AustLit is identified as a resource on the Australian Curriculum website?
The F-10 Curriculum: English recommends Austlit in 'Key Ideas' as a resource for teachers.
"The rabbits came many grandparents ago.
They build houses, made roads, had children.
They cut down trees.
A whole continent of rabbits..." (back cover)
An allegorical story using rabbits, an introduced species, to represent the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the subsequent widespread environmental destruction.(...more)
Looking at the work record here, you can see there are 27 works about The Rabbits identified in AustLit.
They vary from newspaper articles, book reviews, literary criticism, education journals and awards acceptance speeches.
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