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Strangers on Country /

by Hartley, David, Published by : National Library of Australia, (Canberra, ACT :) , 2020 Physical details: vii, 116 pages : colour illustrations, portraits, 1 map ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780642279552.
Subject(s): Pelletier, Narcisse, / 1844-1894. | Thompson, Barbara, / 1828 - approximately 1912. | Ireland, John, / flourished 1837-1838 / Captivity, 1834 / Juvenile literature. | Doyley, William / Captivity, 1834 / Juvenile literature. | Morrill, James, / 1824-1865. | Castaways / Queensland / Juvenile literature. | Castaways / Queensland / Juvenile fiction. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Queensland / Juvenile literature. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Queensland / Juvenile fiction. | Nonfiction novel. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Australia / Queensland / Children's non fiction. | Aboriginal Australians / Juvenile fiction. | History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous. | Meriam people Y3. | Torres Strait Islander people P2. | Attitudes - Indigenous perspectives. | Literature and stories - Juvenile. | Literature and stories - Fiction - Life writing. | Torres Strait Islanders / Australia / Juvenile literature. | Transport - Water - Shipwrecks and accidents. | Castaways / Juvenile fiction. | Settlement and contacts - 19th Century. | Aboriginal Australian / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile literature. | Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Australia / Queensland / Children's nonfiction. | Castaways / Australia / Queensland / Children's nonfiction. | Castaways / Australia / Queensland / Children's fiction. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Australia / Queensland / Children's fiction. | Aboriginal Australians / Relations with Europeans / Children's nonfiction. | Aboriginal Australians / Relations with Europeans / Children's fiction. | Torres Strait Islanders / First contact with Europeans / Children's nonfiction. | Torres Strait Islanders / First contact with Europeans / Children's fiction. | Aboriginal Australians / First contact with Europeans / Children's nonfiction. | Aboriginal Australians / First contact with Europeans / Children's fiction. | Premier's Reading Challenge (5-6) | Indigenous Collection. | Aboriginal Australian / First contact with Europeans / Children's fiction. | Torres Strait Islanders / Relations with Europeans. | Children's stories, Australian / Juvenile fiction. | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Nonfiction novels. | Historical fiction. | Aboriginal Australian / First contact with Europeans / Children's nonfiction. | Aboriginal Australian / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile fiction. | Castaways. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners. | Aboriginal Australians / Relations with Europeans / Juvenile literature. | Torres Strait Islanders / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile fiction. | Aboriginal Australians / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile literature. | Aboriginal Australians / Relations with Europeans / Juvenile fiction. | Torres Strait Islanders / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile literature. | Aboriginal Australians / First contact with Europeans / Juvenile fiction. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Australia / Queensland / Juvenile literature. | First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners / Australia / Queensland / Juvenile fiction. | Castaways / Australia / Queensland / Juvenile literature. | Castaways / Australia / Queensland / Juvenile fiction. | Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55) | Princess Charlotte Bay (Qld SE Cape York SD54-12, SD55-09) | Townsville map area (NE Qld SE55-14) | Moreton Bay (SE Qld SG56-15) | Muralag / Prince of Wales Island (Qld TSI SC54-11) | Igaba / Marsden Island (Qld TSI SC54-08) | Queensland. | Australian history | Australian | Modern history (c 1788-1914) (Australia) | All Australian Indigenous Material (Australia) | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Historical fiction | Nonfiction novels | Children's stories, Australian | Children's stories | Australian fiction | Juvenile literature
List(s) this item appears in: Australian Children's Books
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Junior collection 305 HAR Available 063376
Total reserves: 0

Includes index.

National Library's N copy signed by the authors and the illustrator. ANL

The Night Islanders and the cabin boy : Princess Charlotte Bay, 1858-1875 -- The Kaurareg Islanders and the Ghost Girl : Torres Strait, 1844-1849 -- The Bindal and the shipwreck survivors : Townsville to Bowen, 1846-1863 -- The Kabi Kabi and the convict : Moreton Bay, 1829-1842 -- The Mer Islanders and the Lost Boys : Torres Strait, 1834-1836.

This book is fiction and non-fiction. The fictional part tells the story of five white castaways or runaways who were found and cared for by Indigenous groups. There are five pairs of stories: each pair of stories has one written by an Indigenous author and one by a non-Indigenous author. After each story there is a non-fiction section that tells the true story from history.

For ages 8+ years.

Eve Pownall Award 2021; Children's Book Council of Australia, 2021 Honour Book (0-18 years)

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