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Issue Details: First known date: 2003-... 2003- Children of the Wind
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y separately published work icon Bridie's Fire Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2003 Z1077162 2003 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 2 units)

'Bridie's Fire is the tale of a fiery Irish girl who leaves Ireland to find a home for herself in goldrush Australia.

'Bridie's world is torn apart when her parents and baby brother die in the Great Hunger. She leaves Ireland, and strikes out alone to claim a life for herself in Australia, on the other side of the ocean.

'Bridie's Fire is heart-warming story of courage and resilience. It affirms Kirsty Murray's keen understanding of the human spirit. Starting in the 1840s and ending in present-day Australia. The Children of the Wind quartet tells the stories of four courageous young people, Bridie, Billy, Colm and Maeve, born fifty years apart. The central character from each book becomes a mentor to the child in the next.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Becoming Billy Dare Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 Z1153574 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction
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y separately published work icon A Prayer for Blue Delaney Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2005 Z1204761 2005 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction A Prayer for Blue Delaney follows the outback adventures of orphaned Colm, who runs away from the cruelties of Bindoon Boys' Home in Western Australia and goes in search of a family of his own. He crosses the wide outback through his travels, from the Western Australian gold fields (where he stays with an Aboriginal-Australian family) to Melbourne (where Colm is introduced to the theatre scene and the exciting Olympic Games).
(Source: Teacher's Notes, by Kirsty Murray)
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y separately published work icon The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1305028 2006 single work children's fiction children's 'Maeve’s safe world is torn apart when her mother dies in a car crash. Sent to live with her strict Chinese grandparents, she fights to hold onto the things she loves most – her two best friends, her dancing, her baby brother Ned. Secretly she pins her hopes on her Irish father, who doesn’t even know she exists. From Sydney to Surfers, from Hong Kong to Ireland, Maeve searches for a path to follow, a place to belong' (Source: author website).

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Works about this Work

Representation of Multicultural Australia : Reading Kirsty Murray's the Quartet of The Children of the Wind Akshay Kumar , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging : Indo-Australian Perspectives 2016; (p. 93-110)

'Australia is a multicultural nation, having different ethnic groups and communities with different origins, languages and traditions. The process of immigration to Australia began with colonialism and later different immigration policies continued it. It began around eighteen hundred when settlers from the United Kingdom including Ireland came to Australia, as it is put in some of the records, 'A number of European explorers sailed the coast of Australia, then known as New Holland, in the seventeenth century. However, it was not until 1770 that captain James Cook charted the east coast and claimed it for Britain. The new outpost was put to use as  penal colony transportation ended in 1868,,,' (Australian history of multiculturalism web) (93)

Hungry Ghosts : Kirsty Murray's Irish-Australian Children of the Wind Series Charlotte Beyer , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Internationalism in Children's Series 2014; (p. 174-193)
Australian Idols in Australian History Andy Christie (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 25 no. 3 2005; (p. 38)
Australian Idols in Australian History Andy Christie (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 25 no. 3 2005; (p. 38)
Hungry Ghosts : Kirsty Murray's Irish-Australian Children of the Wind Series Charlotte Beyer , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Internationalism in Children's Series 2014; (p. 174-193)
Representation of Multicultural Australia : Reading Kirsty Murray's the Quartet of The Children of the Wind Akshay Kumar , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging : Indo-Australian Perspectives 2016; (p. 93-110)

'Australia is a multicultural nation, having different ethnic groups and communities with different origins, languages and traditions. The process of immigration to Australia began with colonialism and later different immigration policies continued it. It began around eighteen hundred when settlers from the United Kingdom including Ireland came to Australia, as it is put in some of the records, 'A number of European explorers sailed the coast of Australia, then known as New Holland, in the seventeenth century. However, it was not until 1770 that captain James Cook charted the east coast and claimed it for Britain. The new outpost was put to use as  penal colony transportation ended in 1868,,,' (Australian history of multiculturalism web) (93)

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