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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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              ISBN 9781460757710
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda]
               

              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $39.99
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              The story behind Banjo Paterson's iconic Australian song. Ages 10-14 'Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiled You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me...' In 1894, twelve-year-old Matil...da flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. 'You'll never catch me alive, said he...' Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the well-known poem by A.B. Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia's early years as an emerging nation. 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story.' Magpies Magazine
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              ISBN 9781460782668
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Schoolmaster's Daughter
                

              The Schoolmaster's Daughter (EPUB ebook)

              By French, Jackie

              Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901Sharks circle a stranded ship as a young girl and her family stagger from the waves ...Rescued by a Pac...ific Islander boy named Jamie, Hannah's family begin a new life in Port Harris, which at first seems a paradise for the schoolmaster's daughter. But local fortunes are built on slavery and the whip. As the new Federal Parliament passes the law that will force Pacific Islanders from their homes, Hannah and her mother risk everything to run a secret school, while Hannah and Jamie must fight for their rights to education and equality. Can friendship and love win against prejudice and power?Inspired by real events, this powerful new novel brings to life the bravery and battles of the past, and gives us courage for the challenges of today.Praise for Pirate Boy of Sydney Town'... filled with swashbuckling action, tension and twists and turns ...'Kids Book Review
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              ISBN 9781460711392
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              Language en
              Published AU 18 May 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Road To Gundagai

              The Road To Gundagai (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By French, Jackie; Read by Wren, Edwina

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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              A page-turning, heart-warming family saga set in the Snowy Mountains during the Depression in the 1930s. Blue Laurence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join the Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped b...y the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle of a mermaid's costume, but she's not the only member of the circus hiding a dark secret. The unquenchable Madame Zlosky creates as well as foresees futures. The bearded lady is a young man with laughing eyes. A headless skeleton dangles in the House of Horrors. And somewhere a murderer is waiting ... to strike again. This third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from the Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery.
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              ISBN 9781460782811
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Road To Gundagai
               

              The Road To Gundagai (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By French, Jackie; Read by Wren, Edwina

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
              • Save $6.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              A page-turning, heart-warming family saga set in the Snowy Mountains during the Depression in the 1930s. Blue Laurence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join the Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped b...y the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle of a mermaid's costume, but she's not the only member of the circus hiding a dark secret. The unquenchable Madame Zlosky creates as well as foresees futures. The bearded lady is a young man with laughing eyes. A headless skeleton dangles in the House of Horrors. And somewhere a murderer is waiting ... to strike again. This third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from the Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery.
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              ISBN 9781460782804
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              If Blood Should Stain The Wattle
               

              If Blood Should Stain The Wattle (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By French, Jackie; Read by Wren, Edwina

              • RRP: $39.99
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              It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catch cry is, 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to the dismissal, it's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. I...t's time too for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and the life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to being the formidable matriarch of Gibber's Creek. During this period of extraordinary social change and idealism, modern Australia would be born. And although the nation would dream of a better world, it would continue to struggle with opposing ideas of exactly what that better world might be.
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              ISBN 9781460783016
              Published AU 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
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              If Blood Should Stain The Wattle

              If Blood Should Stain The Wattle (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By French, Jackie; Read by Wren, Edwina

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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              It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catch cry is, 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to the dismissal, it's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. I...t's time too for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and the life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to being the formidable matriarch of Gibber's Creek. During this period of extraordinary social change and idealism, modern Australia would be born. And although the nation would dream of a better world, it would continue to struggle with opposing ideas of exactly what that better world might be.
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              ISBN 9781460783023
              Published AU 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
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              The Girl from Snowy River [Bolinda]
               

              The Girl from Snowy River [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
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              In the tradition of THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER comes a gripping and courageous sequel to A WALTZ FOR MATILDA Ages:10-14 the year is 1919. thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the hear...t of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war. Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves so dearly? A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves. Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalised so much of our land. the Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda. Praise for A Waltz for Matilda: '... this absorbing saga abounds in social and historical detail' Magpies
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              ISBN 9781460782736
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
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              The Girl from Snowy River [Bolinda]
               

              The Girl from Snowy River [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
              • Save $10.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              In the tradition of THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER comes a gripping and courageous sequel to A WALTZ FOR MATILDA Ages:10-14 the year is 1919. thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the hear...t of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war. Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves so dearly? A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves. Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalised so much of our land. the Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda. Praise for A Waltz for Matilda: '... this absorbing saga abounds in social and historical detail' Magpies
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              ISBN 9781460782743
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
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              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda]
               

              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
              • Save $10.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The story behind Banjo Paterson's iconic Australian song. Ages 10-14 'Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiled You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me...' In 1894, twelve-year-old Matil...da flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. 'You'll never catch me alive, said he...' Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the well-known poem by A.B. Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia's early years as an emerging nation. 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story.' Magpies Magazine
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              ISBN 9781460782675
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
              Availability
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