AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 4353787125250534421.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
y separately published work icon Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starving and overworked. She can barely find time to dream about the way things used to be, let alone write in her diary. But write she must. It is her only hope of reaching out to the home she has left behind, all those thousands of miles away across the sea.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 2000 .
      image of person or book cover 4353787125250534421.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 137, [1]p.p.
      Reprinted: 2001
      ISBN: 1865042676
      Series: y separately published work icon My Story Scholastic Press (publisher), Lindfield London Auckland : Scholastic Press , 2000-2005 Z1481768 2000 series - publisher children's fiction children's
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Scholastic UK ,
      2002 .
      image of person or book cover 3305915273596565809.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Alternative title: Transported : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, 1790
      Extent: 194p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 043998114X(pbk.)
    • c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Scholastic UK ,
      2010 .
      image of person or book cover 883649436733188584.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Alternative title: My Story : Australia
      Extent: 176p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2nd, 2010
      ISBN: 9781407120683
    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Omnibus Books , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 5392288826096703389.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Alternative title: Surviving Sydney Cove
      Extent: 171p.p.
      ISBN: 9781742769615

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

A Writer's Personal Journey Goldie Alexander , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 7-9)
y separately published work icon Re-Visiting Historical Fiction for Young Readers : The Past through Modern Eyes Kim Wilson , New York (City) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2011 Z1886683 2011 single work criticism 'This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses.

Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist's potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.' (Publisher's blurb)
Fictionalising History for Young Readers Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 15-16)
Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
The My Story Series - Accessible History Goldie Alexander , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 6 2002; (p. 38-39)
Untitled Kathy Forward , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 45 no. 1 2001; (p. 25)

— Review of Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , 2000 single work children's fiction ; Plagues and Federation : The Diary of Kitty Barnes, the Rocks, Sydney, 1901 Vashti Farrer , 2000 single work children's fiction ; A Banner Bold : The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfields, 1854 Nadia Wheatley , 2000 single work children's fiction ; A Tale of Two Families : The Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Jenny Pausacker , 2000 single work novel
Historical Fiction : With Reference to the My Story Series Alison Gregg , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 15 no. 4 2000; (p. 34-35)

— Review of A Banner Bold : The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfields, 1854 Nadia Wheatley , 2000 single work children's fiction ; A Tale of Two Families : The Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Jenny Pausacker , 2000 single work novel ; Plagues and Federation : The Diary of Kitty Barnes, the Rocks, Sydney, 1901 Vashti Farrer , 2000 single work children's fiction ; Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , 2000 single work children's fiction
Untitled Deborah Vanderwerp , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 2001; (p. 44)

— Review of Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , 2000 single work children's fiction
Untitled Marlene Dullard , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , 2000 single work children's fiction
Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
Fictionalising History for Young Readers Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 15-16)
Fictionalising History for Young Readers Goldie Alexander , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 20-21)
The My Story Series - Accessible History Goldie Alexander , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 6 2002; (p. 38-39)
A Writer's Personal Journey Goldie Alexander , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 7-9)
Last amended 23 Sep 2019 12:02:09
Settings:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1750
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X