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2016

y separately published work icon The Cracks in the Kingdom Jaclyn Moriarty , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014 6911512 2014 single work novel fantasy young adult (taught in 1 units)

'It's not easy being Princess Ko.

Her family is missing, taken to the World through cracks in the Kingdom, which were then sealed tightly behind them.

'Now Princess Ko is running the Kingdom, and war is looming.

'To help her find her family, she gathers a special group of teens, including Elliot Baranski of the Farms. He's been writing secret letters to a Girl-in-the-World named Madeleine Tully - and now the Kingdom needs her help.

'Madeleine and Elliot must locate the missing royals, convince them of their true identities, and figure out how to unlock the dangerous cracks between the Kingdom and the World.

'All before their enemies can stop them.' (Publisher's blurb)

y separately published work icon Film in Australia : An Introduction Albert Moran , Errol Vieth , Cambridge New York (City) : Cambridge University Press , 2006 Z1882610 2006 multi chapter work criticism (taught in 10 units) 'Film in Australia: An Introduction is a groundbreaking book that systematically addresses the wide-ranging output of Australian feature films. Adopting a genre approach, it gives a different take on Australian films made since 1970, bypassing the standard run of historical texts and actor- or character-driven studies of Australian film. Comedy, adventure, horror, science fiction, crime, art films and other types are analyzed with clarity and insight so the reader can recognize and understand all kinds of Australian films, whether they are contemporary or older features, obscure gems or classic blockbusters' (BOOK JACKET).
Creative Project (8298) Semester 2
Creative Project G (8299) Semester 2
Literary Studies: Literature for 0-18 (8141.4/8751.3) Semester 1
y separately published work icon Nanberry : Black Brother White Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2011 Z1797040 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 3 units)

'Two brothers -- one black, one white -- and a colony at the end of the world.

'It′s 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own.

'This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world -- one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo.

'No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl who was saved from the death penalty and became a great lady in her own right.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon The Protected Claire Zorn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 7329687 2014 single work novel young adult (taught in 2 units)

'A compulsively readable novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky So Heavy.

'The worst thing that could happen would be for my life to go back to how it was before Katie died.

'Hannah's world has imploded, all thanks to her older sister Katie. Her mum is depressed, her dad's injured and she has to go to compulsory therapy sessions. Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn't afraid anymore. Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her? Or does it run deeper than that?

'In a family torn apart by guilt, one girl's struggle to come to terms with years of harassment shows how deep previous scars can run.

'The Protected is an honest and searing portrayal of loss and grief that conveys the repercussions of bullying to the modern-day teenager.' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Zac and Mia A. J. Betts , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2013 6106145 2013 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world he wouldn't--couldn't--be friends with her. 

But in hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note--then a friendship neither of them sees coming. 

You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. 
In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. 

Or maybe they both need each other, always.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Major Creative Project (8145.4) Semester 2
Writing Short Narrative G (8157) Semester 2
Writing Short Narratives (8147.5) Semester 2 & Winter

2015

Creative Project (8298.3) Semester 2
y separately published work icon The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry Brenda Walker (editor), Sydney : Halstead Press , 2002 Z961277 2002 anthology criticism (taught in 16 units)
y separately published work icon Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2007 Z1372172 2007 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)
y separately published work icon The Summer Exercises Ross Gibson , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009 Z1553941 2009 single work novel (taught in 3 units)

'A civilian chaplain records whispered confessions and low urgings into a notebook during his summer tenure at Central Street Police Station. His Summer Exercises are habitual - five times a day - his terseness can generate feelings so sharp that sometimes a great notion gets pared clean with a meagre swatch of syllables.

'Constructing this notebook of a sharp observer, author Ross Gibson builds a world: Sydney in 1946 - sordid and bruised after decades of depredations. A war will take your innards out. In The Summer Exercises, Gibson uses approximately 175 carefully selected black and white photographs from the collection of the Justice & Police Museum taken during the years immediately after World War II.

'These photographs, generated by NSW Police in the course of their investigations between 1945-1960, form a visual reference for richly imagined and experimental storytelling to take place. Anchored in the realities of 1940s Sydney police investigative procedure, the work is an artistic re-invention of history as it happened.' (Publisher's blurb)

y separately published work icon Telling True Stories : Navigating the Challenges of Writing Narrative Non-fiction Matthew Ricketson , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 8006976 2014 selected work criticism (taught in 1 units)

'It's etched into our neurological pathways; we can't live without it. Telling true stories is one of the things that makes us human, and a strong narrative has the power to profoundly change the way we think.

'Truman Capote's ground breaking In Cold Blood set the tone and narrative non-fiction now appears in print and online journalism as well as in books. Capote's work is also a classic case study of the thorny issues arising in telling true stories: how to maintain editorial independence while becoming close to your subject; how far to take the narrative when reporting on real events; whether an 'omniscient narrative voice' is appropriate for non fiction; and what kind of relationship to create with the reader.

'The stakes are high: true stories deal with real people, often at turning points in their lives. Matthew Ricketson uncovers the techniques of some of the best international practitioners from America, Australia and Britain, and shows how to produce authentic, vibrant and memorable writing. ' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon This House of Grief Helen Garner , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 7674634 2014 single work non-fiction (taught in 3 units)

'Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

'On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict.

'In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.

'This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia’s most admired writers.' (Publication summary)

Screenwriting (8905.2) Semester 2
Writing for Young People (7479.5) Semester 1

2014

y separately published work icon The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry Brenda Walker (editor), Sydney : Halstead Press , 2002 Z961277 2002 anthology criticism (taught in 16 units)
y separately published work icon Nanberry : Black Brother White Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2011 Z1797040 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 3 units)

'Two brothers -- one black, one white -- and a colony at the end of the world.

'It′s 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own.

'This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world -- one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo.

'No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl who was saved from the death penalty and became a great lady in her own right.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2013 Z1933419 2013 single work picture book children's fantasy (taught in 1 units) 'Combining humour and surreal fantasy, Shaun Tan pictures a summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.' (Publisher's blurb)

2012

y separately published work icon The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry Brenda Walker (editor), Sydney : Halstead Press , 2002 Z961277 2002 anthology criticism (taught in 16 units)
y separately published work icon Shake a Leg Boori Pryor , Jan Ormerod (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1733607 2010 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units) 'From pizza shop to bora ground, here is a joyous celebration of food, dance and cultural understanding. When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise!' Source: www.allenandunwin.com/ (Sighted 26/05/2011).
y separately published work icon Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008 Z1522899 2008 single work novel fantasy (taught in 2 units)

'Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. It is a gloriously told tale of journeys and transformations, penetrating the boundaries between male and female, reality and myth, conscious and unconscious, temporal and spiritual, human and beast.

'Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, given to her by natural magic and in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters, gentle Branza and curious Urdda, grow up in this harmonious world, protected from the violence and village prejudice that once made their mother's life unendurable.

'But the real world cannot be denied forever, and gradually the borders break down between Liga's refuge and the place from which she escaped. Having known heaven, how will Liga and her daughters survive back in the world where beauty cannot be separated from cruelty? How far can you take your fantasies before they grow dangerous? How fully can you protect your children, and how completely should you?' (Publisher's blurb)

Writing Short Narratives (8147) Semester 2
y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2011 Cate Kennedy (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1812773 2011 anthology short story (taught in 3 units) 'In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring much loved masters as well as exciting new voices, this book is a perfect introduction to Australia’s best contemporary fiction.' (From the publisher's website.)
y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories : A Ten Year Collection Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1771915 2011 anthology short story (taught in 1 units)

2011

y separately published work icon The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry Brenda Walker (editor), Sydney : Halstead Press , 2002 Z961277 2002 anthology criticism (taught in 16 units)
y separately published work icon Maybe Tomorrow Boori Pryor , Meme McDonald , Ringwood : Penguin , 1998 Z495197 1998 single work autobiography (taught in 3 units) 'From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more... With writer and photographer Meme McDonald, Pryor leads you along the paths he has travelled, pausing to meet his family and friends, while sharing the story of his life, his pain and his hopes, with humour and compassion.' Source: Publisher's blurb
y separately published work icon Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2009 Z1607159 2009 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 2 units)

'A moving illustrated verse novel about a girl dealing with isolation at school, and with her grandma’s illness at home.

'At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl’s poems don’t. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved, but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was and refuses to talk at the funeral. But she finds the courage to deliver a poem for her grandmother that defies her teacher’s idea of poetry – her poem doesn’t rhyme; it comes from the heart.' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon The Piper's Son Melina Marchetta , Camberwell : Penguin , 2010 Z1644674 2010 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

'But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.

'And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.'

Source: Melina Marchetta's website, http://www.melinamarchetta.com.au/
Sighted: 09/11/2009

y separately published work icon Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008 Z1522899 2008 single work novel fantasy (taught in 2 units)

'Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. It is a gloriously told tale of journeys and transformations, penetrating the boundaries between male and female, reality and myth, conscious and unconscious, temporal and spiritual, human and beast.

'Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, given to her by natural magic and in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters, gentle Branza and curious Urdda, grow up in this harmonious world, protected from the violence and village prejudice that once made their mother's life unendurable.

'But the real world cannot be denied forever, and gradually the borders break down between Liga's refuge and the place from which she escaped. Having known heaven, how will Liga and her daughters survive back in the world where beauty cannot be separated from cruelty? How far can you take your fantasies before they grow dangerous? How fully can you protect your children, and how completely should you?' (Publisher's blurb)

y separately published work icon The Secret River Kate Grenville , Edinburgh : Canongate , 2006 Z1194031 2006 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 69 units)

'In 1806 William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand.

'But the colony can turn a convict into a free man. Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim a hundred acres for himself.

'Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivals - Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan and Mrs Herring - are finding their own ways to respond to them.

'Thornhill, a man neither better nor worse than most, soon has to make the most difficult choice of his life.

'Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a brilliantly written book, a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , Toby Davidson (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2011 Z1706175 2011 collected work poetry (taught in 9 units)

'UWA Publishing welcomes the return of Australia's most gifted and prodigious poet, Francis Webb, whose work has been out of print for thirty years in collected form.

'This collection of Francis Webb's poems is the first edition to incorporate Webb's final changes - previously ignored by editors - to several of his poems written in 1969.

'Webb wrote on varied subjects: the sea, postwar Australian cities, mental illness, colonial histories as well as religious and political figures, including St Francis and Hitler.

'His poems are written in a range of styles, from humorous short verse to epics and radio plays.

'The book is introduced by award-winning poet Toby Davidson and accompanied by 100 pages of notes drawing on the latest scholarship and commentaries.'

Source: UWA media release, February 2011, http://www.uwap.uwa.edu.au/
Sighted: 01/03/2011

y separately published work icon The Simplified World Petra White , Melbourne : John Leonard Press , 2010 Z1690772 2010 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)

'Like Petra White’s applauded first collection, her second begins and ends with a fable of the uncanny ordinary. Between is a cornucopia of odes: epistolary, philosophical, elegiac. These poems think through and honour the normal mysteries of fate.

'Her world is large and contemporary, anchored by a young poet’s own memories. White inhabits her poems lightly, using personal experience with wit and without self-pleading. Some of this work shows the shadow of depression: not so much expressing moods as touching on how depression dwells, finding its register so it can speak.

'A number of poems openly engage with notable depressives of literary history, but we don’t need those homages to realise that this poet is a very capacious reader. It is there in her music. Late Lowell and Bishop, along with Harwood, ghost the swift edge in her language. Beyond these, a large tradition of cadences and tropes is absorbed in her fluent free verse lines.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2007 Z1372172 2007 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)
The Tall Man Chloe Hooper , 2006 single work essay (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: The Monthly , March 2006; The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006; (p. 111-137)
Chloe Hooper examines the background and circumstances surrounding the death of the Torres Strait Islander man, Cameron Doomadgee (Moordinyi), while in police custody.
y separately published work icon The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)
Writing Short Narratives (8147) Semester 2

2010

y separately published work icon Ransom David Malouf , North Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2009 Z1529380 2009 single work novel (taught in 20 units) 'With learning worn lightly and in his own lyrical language, David Malouf revisits Homer's Iliad. Focusing on the unbreakable bonds between men - Priam and Hector, Patroclus and Achilles, Priam and the cart-driver hired to retrieve Hector's body. Pride, grief, brutality, love and neighbourliness are explored.' (Publisher's blurb)
y separately published work icon Blast no. 11 Summer 1989-1990 Z635132 1989 periodical issue (taught in 1 units)
y separately published work icon Folly and Grief Jennifer Harrison , Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 2006 Z1280929 2006 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)
y separately published work icon Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2007 Z1372172 2007 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)
y separately published work icon The Well Mouth Philip Salom , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2005 Z1233537 2005 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) At the bottom of an abandoned well, a woman murdered and dumped there by corrupt police dreams the voices of people who have died but do not yet know it. Deep underground, she is silent witness and narrator of their earth poems. (Taken from blurb, The Well Mouth).
Writing Short Narratives (8147) Semester 2

2009

y separately published work icon English Essentials : The Wouldn't-Be-Without-It Guide to Writing Well Mem Fox , Lyn Wilkinson , South Melbourne : Macmillan Education Australia , 1993 Z837996 1993 single work children's (taught in 1 units)
y separately published work icon The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry Brenda Walker (editor), Sydney : Halstead Press , 2002 Z961277 2002 anthology criticism (taught in 16 units)
y separately published work icon Deadly, Unna? Phillip Gwynne , Ringwood : Penguin , 1998 Z517608 1998 single work novel young adult (taught in 20 units)

'"Deadly, unna?" He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white. But they're friends... and it could be deadly, unna? This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rites-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2004 Z1123984 2004 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 1 units) 'This is a story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan - to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? Sometimes, to help a friend, you have to dig deep.' (Source: Author's website)
y separately published work icon Love Like Water Meme McDonald , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1358425 2007 single work novel young adult (taught in 2 units)

'Cathy arrives in Alice Springs from cattle country, looking for a new way to live. But new is a serious challenge for a girl who's used to being measured by her actions, not her feelings. Feelings are slippery, like water. Hard to hold onto.

Jay is working for the local radio station, far from his own saltwater people, wary of this no-water country. He's searching for something, trying to survive.

Margie is a wild city girl, up for a good time, confronted by a world she's never known and a friend she can't always understand.

When lives collide at the heart of the country, no one stays unchanged.' - back cover

'More than a love story, this is a bold, confronting book about friendship, love, sex and identity at the heart of Australia, where black and white, bush and city collide.' (Publisher's blurb)

y separately published work icon Mister Monday Garth Nix , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1066371 2003 single work children's fiction children's fantasy (taught in 1 units) 'Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is supposed to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe - but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood-stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back - even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him.'
(Source: Back cover)
y separately published work icon Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett , Ringwood : Viking , 1995 Z238800 1995 single work novel young adult (taught in 8 units) The misanthropic, sadistic father of five children, ages 12 to 25, Griffin Willow runs a trailer park on his dilapidated farm in rural Australia. Isolated from all outside influences, even the neighboring small town, the Willow family has created its own oppressive, sheltered, and decaying world. Despite abuse from their father and a silent, withdrawn mother, all five children live at home and help run the trailer park. Twenty-three-year-old Michelle and her younger brother Jordan have found solace in an incestuous relationship, which they carefully conceal from their parents. When Bow Fox, an itinerant artist, comes to stay at the park, their 15-year-old brother, Oliver, accidently reveals their secret. So begins an agonizing, irreversible progression of violence and betrayal. (Source: Trove)
y separately published work icon Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008 Z1450931 2008 selected work single work short story art work young adult (taught in 13 units)

'do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street?

or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass?

do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night?

Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.'

Source: Back cover.

y separately published work icon Contemporary Indigenous Plays Windmill Baby, Rainbow's End, King Hit, Bitin' Back, Black Medea Larissa Behrendt (editor), Vivienne Cleven (editor), Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2007 Z1366759 2007 anthology drama (taught in 12 units)

'Five plays from around the country which illustrate that the rich tradition of indigenous storytelling is flourishing in contemporary Australian theatre.' (Source: Australianplays.org)

y separately published work icon Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 Z135862 1999 single work novel (taught in 31 units) 'Oceanic in its rhythms and understanding, brilliant in its use of language and image, moving in its largeness of spirit, compelling in its narrative scope and style, Benang is a novel of celebration and lament, of beginning and return, of obliteration and recovery, of silencing and of powerful utterance. Both tentative and daring, it speaks to the present and a possible future through stories, dreams, rhythms, songs, images and documents mobilised from the incompletely acknowledged and still dynamic past.' (Publisher's website)
y separately published work icon Seven Centuries of Poetry in English John Leonard (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 Z1058257 2003 anthology poetry (taught in 6 units) Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries.
y separately published work icon The Gizmo Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1994 Z824401 1994 single work children's fiction children's humour (taught in 1 units)
y separately published work icon Rowan of Rin Emily Rodda , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z797986 1993 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure (taught in 1 units)

The people of Rin have long lived in the shadow of the Mountain, hearing the dragon's roar every morning and evening. When the village's precious stream stops flowing, a frightening journey must be undertaken up the Mountain to the stream's source. To the hardy villagers of Rin, the boy Rowan is a timid weakling. Yet because only he can read the magical map, it is Rowan who must brave the unknown terrors of the Mountain to save the village and solve a witch's riddle.

y separately published work icon Writing Heritage : The Depiction of Indigenous Heritage in European-Australian Writings Michael Davis , Kew : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2007 Z1442081 2007 single work criticism (taught in 1 units) 'From the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, European-Australians were actively recording, documenting and collecting Aboriginal heritage. This book examines how they did this, exploring perceptions of authenticity and innovation in Aboriginal heritage and approaches to ethnographic collecting.' (Publisher's blurb)
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