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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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              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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              Ghost Of Howlers Beach: (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)
                

              Ghost Of Howlers Beach: (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By French, Jackie

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              Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howlers Beach, but are there? Howlers Beach, 1932 Butter O'Bryan lives in a Very Small Castle with his father and three aunts - Aunt Elephant, Aunt Cake and Aunt Peculiar. These aren't their real names, of course, just as Butter's ...father isn't really called 'Pongo'. And even though Butter is only twelve years old, and the grandson of one of Australia's most successful Jam Kings, he is very aware of the hardship many people are experiencing. Butter has been told there are ghosts at the nearby isolated Howlers Beach, but are there? And how can the children Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain they're hiding a secret and he's determined to uncover it.
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              ISBN 9780369337450
              Released AU 15 May 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
              Interest Age Children
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