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The Resource Birrung, the secret friend, Jackie French

Birrung, the secret friend, Jackie French

Label
Birrung, the secret friend
Title
Birrung, the secret friend
Statement of responsibility
Jackie French
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Birrung, a young indigenous girl, befriends orphaned Barney and his friend Elsie. Birrung is living with Mr Johnson, chaplain to the Australian colony in 1790, and his family. Generous in spirit, the Johnson family also take in Barney and Elsie who have only just been surviving on their meagre daily rations. Despite living with the Johnsons, Birrung's connection to her people remains strong, and when Mr and Mrs Johnson see how Barney's feeling for Birrung are growing, they gently explain that his friendship with a 'native' girl and all that she taught him about her language and lore must remain a secret
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Jackie
Dewey number
A823.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For ages 7-10
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Secret histories
Series volume
[1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Richard
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Friendship
  • Race discrimination
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Birrung, the secret friend, Jackie French
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052737101
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732299439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875886938
Label
Birrung, the secret friend, Jackie French
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052737101
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732299439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875886938

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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