Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her school. And her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing and celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage and also acknowledge past wrongs.
All the boys in Luke's art class see things the same way - except for Luke. Luke has his own vision of the world, a wild, colorful, crazy vision, that upsets his art teacher and confuses the other boys. When he just can't face one more difficult day at school, Luke discovers a whole "palace" filled with wild, colorful, crazy pieces of art. It's a whole building, a whold world, where Luke finally feels at home. And knowing about this place, finding it, makes the rest of the world change for…
Gracey's come home to Cunningham on holidays. But now she's a state athletics champion and a private school student, and everything looks different... even frightening. Part history, part mystery, Gracey is a challenging story about the past and the present, murder and compassion, and black and white identity. (The Gracey Trilogy #2)
When Dougy's sister Gracey is picked for the state athletics championships, not everybody in their small bush town in pleased. 'Aborigines get special treatment', some of the angry white people say. The championships change everything for Gracey and trigger dramatic events in the town too: black and white relations reach explosion point. The time is ripe for the mysterious Moodagudda to seek a victim...
In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia.
Nanberry: Black Brother White French, Jackie 9780732290221 It’s and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his un
Digger is keeping a diary about the things that matter to him: piffing yonnies at the meatworks, fishing with his cousins, and brawling with the school bully. But it's 1967, and bigger things keep getting in the way. Digger is finding out who he is, what he believes, and what's worth fighting for.