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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Australia at the Beach
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1999 .
      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1862913935 (hbk), 1862914281 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Untitled Helen Purdie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 15 no. 1 2000; (p. 31)

— Review of Australia at the Beach Max Fatchen , 1999 single work picture book
Untitled Laurie Copping , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 44 no. 1 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Australia at the Beach Max Fatchen , 1999 single work picture book
Shaping National Identity: Representations of the Ocean in Some Australian Texts Kathryn James , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 10 no. 3 2000; (p. 12-22)
This analysis examines four Australian children's texts, Australia at the Beach, Looking for Crabs, The Silver Fox, and Sailing Home and the ways in which they utilize the landscape, specifically seascapes, to gauge how they function in the shaping of national identities. James points out that, 'Beachscapes...work in a similar way to agricultural landscapes by evoking the literary pastoral, and particularly by association with the ideal of childhood', adding that 'It is on the beach that the Australian ideals of nature, classlessness, friendliness, community and egalitarianism are perceived to combine' (12). The comparative reading of the four works concludes that 'the centrality of the coast to the Australian culture suggests that seascapes should be marked as sites of special interest in analysis concerned with cultural discourse' (21).
Untitled Laurie Copping , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 44 no. 1 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Australia at the Beach Max Fatchen , 1999 single work picture book
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 15 no. 1 2000; (p. 31)

— Review of Australia at the Beach Max Fatchen , 1999 single work picture book
Shaping National Identity: Representations of the Ocean in Some Australian Texts Kathryn James , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 10 no. 3 2000; (p. 12-22)
This analysis examines four Australian children's texts, Australia at the Beach, Looking for Crabs, The Silver Fox, and Sailing Home and the ways in which they utilize the landscape, specifically seascapes, to gauge how they function in the shaping of national identities. James points out that, 'Beachscapes...work in a similar way to agricultural landscapes by evoking the literary pastoral, and particularly by association with the ideal of childhood', adding that 'It is on the beach that the Australian ideals of nature, classlessness, friendliness, community and egalitarianism are perceived to combine' (12). The comparative reading of the four works concludes that 'the centrality of the coast to the Australian culture suggests that seascapes should be marked as sites of special interest in analysis concerned with cultural discourse' (21).
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