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'I am in the middle of Sydney Harbour, stuck on this place the masters call Cockatoo Island... I am here because I am an orphan, but I cannot help feeling like I have been sent here for doing something wrong.

It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, and avoiding the girls from the Reformatory School.

Sydney is rapidly growing and modernising, but Olivia can only imagine what life is like beyond the shores of Cockatoo Island. She dreams of freedom, friendship and, above all, family. Can she ever escape?' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Told in diary form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 2013 .
      image of person or book cover 1880311291708360213.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st February 2013
        For Ages: 9+ years old
      ISBN: 9781742832456 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon My Australian Story Scholastic Press (publisher), Gosford : Scholastic Press , 2005- Z1398313 2000 series - publisher children's fiction children's A series of children's books, many of them historical fiction, that each highlight an aspect of Australian experience. Written in diary form.

Works about this Work

[Review] Escape from Cockatoo Island Allison Paterson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
Ghost's From Cockatoo's Past Form the Plot to a Story Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 13)
[Untitled] Benjamin Roughsedge , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] Escape from Cockatoo Island Bec Kavanagh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October/November vol. 92 no. 2 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] Escape from Cockatoo Island Bec Kavanagh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October/November vol. 92 no. 2 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] Escape from Cockatoo Island Allison Paterson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Benjamin Roughsedge , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of Escape from Cockatoo Island Yvette Poshoglian , 2013 single work children's fiction
Ghost's From Cockatoo's Past Form the Plot to a Story Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2013; (p. 13)
Last amended 29 Jan 2014 16:24:25
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  • Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1870s
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