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The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of William and Sal Thornhill,early convict colonists in New South Wales.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: James Boldiston

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Category: History

Page: 23

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The Secret River is a miniseries based on Kate Grenville’s meticulously researched,Booker-nominated bestselling novel of the same title. The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of William and Sal Thornhill,early convict colonists in New South Wales. The Secret River dramatises the British colonisation of Australia in microcosm,with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heart-breaking as William Thornhill’s claim over a piece of land he titles‘Thornhill’s Point’ on the beautiful and remote Hawkesbury River brings his family and neighbours into a fight for survival with the traditional custodians of the land theyhave settled on.
2006 By Kate Grenville

Searching for the Secret River tells the story of how Grenville came to write this wonderful book. It is in itself an amazing story, beginning with Grenville's great-great-great grandfather.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847676900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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Kate Grenville's The Secret River was one of the most loved novels of 2006. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, the story of William Thornhill and his journey from London to the other side of the world has moved and exhilarated hundreds of thousands of readers. Searching for the Secret River tells the story of how Grenville came to write this wonderful book. It is in itself an amazing story, beginning with Grenville's great-great-great grandfather. Grenville starts to investigate her ancestor, hoping to understand his life. She pursues him from Sydney to London and back, and slowly she begins to realise she must write about him. Searching for the Secret River maps this creative journey into fiction, and illuminates the importance of family in all our lives
2007-05-07 By Kate Grenville

TABLE OF CONTENTS i PRAISE FOR KATE GRENVILLE AND THE SECRET RIVER.... Strangers................................................................... PART ONE: London...................................................... PART TWO: Sydney.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459620032

Category: Colonists

Page: 466

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'Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a de...
2011 By Kate Grenville

In a richly layered epic that recalls such international modern classics as The True History of the Kelly Gang, Kate Grenville tells the heart- renching story of a family in exile.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 0006395384

Category: Land tenure

Page: 334

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A life of petty crime and poverty on the streets of 19th-century London sentences William Thornhill--along with his wife and children--to exile in the colonial outpost of Australia. But among the convicts of New South Wales there is a whisper of the possibility of freedom, away from Sydney and up the Hawkesbury River, for those who dare to stake a claim. In a richly layered epic that recalls such international modern classics as The True History of the Kelly Gang, Kate Grenville tells the heart- renching story of a family in exile. Sweeping across the 19th century, from the teeming banks of the Thames in London to the hardscrabble frontier settlement of Sydney, Australia, The Secret River sets us down in an unforgiving land and masterfully confronts us with the brutal price of colonization.
2007-01-01 By Kate Grenville

One day Calpurnia and Buggy-horse started out to find the secret river again. They searched all that day, and all the next day, and the next. Calpurnia followed her nose this way and that way. She found strange flowers and strange birds ...

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416911791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 54

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Set during the Great Depression, a story about the difference between want and greed written by the author of The Yearling is newly imagined by the Caldecott-winning duo of Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears.
2011-01-04 By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

novel's title Grenville used a phrase from anthropologist Professor W. E. H. Stanner's 1968 Boyer Lecture, in which Stanner referred to a secret river of blood in the Australian history of European and Aboriginal relations.

Author: Anica Boulanger-Mashberg

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921088841

Category:

Page: 74

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Study guide on this book, written for senior secondary English students and VCE English students.

PRAISE FOR KATE GRENVILLE AND THE SECRET RIVER 'One of the most entertaining, accomplished, engaging novels written in this country ... We always knew Grenville was good, but this one is brilliant ... it will live on as a classic.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459620018

Category: Convicts

Page: 262

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'Searching for the Secret River is the extraordinary story of how Kate Grenville came to write her award-winning novel, The Secret River. It all began with her ancestor Solomon Wiseman transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life who later became a wealthy man and built his colonial mansion on the Hawkesbury. Increasingly obse...
2011 By Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville. The SECRET RIVER and SEARCHING FOR THE SECRET RIVER KATE GRENVILLE I CANONGATE Edinburgh - London - New York - Melbourne CONTENTS The Secret River Searching for The Secret River The.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780857861276

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Kate Grenville's The Secret River was one of the most loved novels of 2006. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, the story of William Thornhill and his journey from London to the other side of the world has moved and exhilarated hundreds of thousands of readers. Searching for the Secret River tells the story of how Grenville came to write this wonderful book. It is in itself an amazing story, beginning with Grenville's great-great-great grandfather. Grenville starts to investigate her ancestor, hoping to understand his life. She pursues him from Sydney to London and back, and slowly she begins to realise she must write about him. Searching for the Secret River maps this creative journey into fiction, and illuminates the importance of family in all our lives
2011-05-05 By Kate Grenville

The Secret River has been widely set as a text for study in many schools since 2005. The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville's novel published in 2008, the second of her books exploring the contact between white settlers and Indigenous ...

Author: Kate Grenville

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Category: History

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The Secret River is a miniseries based on Kate Grenville’s meticulously researched,Booker-nominated bestselling novel of the same title. The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of William and Sal Thornhill,early convict colonists in New South Wales. The Secret River dramatises the British colonisation of Australia in microcosm,with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heart-breaking as William Thornhill’s claim over a piece of land he titles‘Thornhill’s Point’ on the beautiful and remote Hawkesbury River brings his family and neighbours into a fight for survival with the traditional custodians of the land they have settled on.

“Drift Back in Time with the Secret River,” Advertiser (1 July 2006): 24. Williams, Michael. “Breaking Convention,” Australian Book Review 277 (December 2005–January 2006): 6. Letter to the Editor. Wyndham, Susan.

Author: Sue Kossew

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of AustraliaOCOs most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth WritersOCO Prize. Her novels are marked by sharp observations of outsider figures who are often under pressure to conform to societyOCOs norms. More recently, she has written novels set in AustraliaOCOs past, revisiting and re-imagining colonial encounters between settlers and Indigenous Australians.This collection of essays includes a scholarly introduction and three new essays that reflect on GrenvilleOCOs work in relation to her approach to feminism, her role as public intellectual and her books on writing. The other nine essays provide analyses of each of her novels published to date, from the early success of LilianOCOs Story and Dreamhouse to the most recently published novel, The Lieutenant . Her work has been the subject of some debate and this is reflected in a number of the essays published here, most particularly with regard to her most successful novel to date, The Secret River . This intellectual engagement with important contemporary issues is a mark of GrenvilleOCOs fiction, testament to her own analysis of the vital role of writers in uncertain times. She has suggested that OC writers have ways of going into the darkest places, taking readers with them and coming out safely.OCO This volume attests to GrenvilleOCOs own significance as a writer in a time of change and to the value of her novels as indices of that change and in OC lighting dark places.OCO"
2011 By Sue Kossew