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'It's 1864 and Poppy lives at a mission near Echuca in Victoria. Of Indigenous and Chinese heritage, Poppy hates the mission, especially once her brother Gus runs away to pan for gold. Many indigenous children were taken from their parents and placed in missions where they were trained in household chores and as farm hands before being adopted by white families. During the 1850s and 60s, more than a third of the world's gold was found in Victoria and this attracted many people from all over the world.

'Poppy runs away to look for Gus but how will she survive in the bush? And will she ever find Gus? Poppy's story, told in four gripping instalments, is a glimpse into life as an outsider at that time.'

Source: Our Australian Girl website, http://www.ouraustraliangirl.com.au/
Sighted: 08/02/2011

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  • Associated with the AustLit research communities Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' and BlackWords as the work contains a character of Indigenous and Asian heritage.

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y separately published work icon Meet Poppy Gabrielle Wang , Camberwell : Puffin , 2011 Z1758703 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'It's 1864 . . .

'and Poppy lives at Bird Creek Mission near Echuca. Poppy hates the Mission, especially now that her brother, Gus, has run away to pan for gold. What if Poppy escaped, too? Would she survive alone in the bush? And would she ever find Gus, whom she loves more than anything in the world?

'Meet Poppy and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.' (From the publisher's website.)

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y separately published work icon Poppy at Summerhill Gabrielle Wang , Camberwell : Puffin , 2011 Z1799351 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'Poppy sets out to chase her brother after he escapes from the Mission in search of freedom and a better life. She is taken in by a caring homestead family, after a terrible accident leaves her injured. The family's Aboriginal stockman, Tommy, awakens Poppy's Aboriginal roots and teaches her about their culture.' (Source: Libraries Australia).
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y separately published work icon Poppy and the Thief Gabrielle Wang , Camberwell : Penguin Books , 2011 Z1807079 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother. When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal. In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold. She's so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured! Will anyone believe that she's innocent?' (Source: Libraries Australia.)
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y separately published work icon Poppy Comes Home Gabrielle Wang , Camberwell : Puffin , 2011 Z1807186 2011 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'It's 1864 and Poppy, disguised as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last! But when she follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery. Gus couldn't really be there, could he?' (Source: publisher's blurb.)

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First known date: 2011

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Lose Yourself in a Good Book This Holiday 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 September 2011; (p. 38)

— Review of Our Australian Girl 2011 series - publisher children's fiction ; Flood Jackie French , 2011 single work picture book ; Hades Alexandra Adornetto , 2011 single work novel ; Poppy Gabrielle Wang , 2011 series - author children's fiction
Lose Yourself in a Good Book This Holiday 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 September 2011; (p. 38)

— Review of Our Australian Girl 2011 series - publisher children's fiction ; Flood Jackie French , 2011 single work picture book ; Hades Alexandra Adornetto , 2011 single work novel ; Poppy Gabrielle Wang , 2011 series - author children's fiction
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