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English Standard and Advanced - Area of Study 2009 - Belonging (Prescribed Texts 2009-2012 BOS)

Prose Fiction (pf) or Nonfiction (nf)

Tan, Amy, The Joy Luck Club, Vintage/Random House, 1994, ISBN-13: 9780749399573 (pf)
Lahiri, Jhumpa, The Namesake, HarperCollins, 2007, ISBN-13: 9780007245895 (pf)
Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations, Penguin Red Classics, 2006, ISBN-13: 9780141023533 (pf)
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, Heat and Dust, John Murray/Hachette, 2003, ISBN-13: 9780719561771 (pf)
Winch, Tara June, Swallow the Air, University of Queensland Press, 2006, ISBN-13: 9780702235214 (pf)
Gaita, Raymond, Romulus, My Father, Text Publishing, May 2007, ISBN-13: 9781921145759 (nf)

Drama (d) or Film (f) or Shakespeare (S)

Miller, Arthur, The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts, Penguin Modern Classics, 2000, ISBN: 9780413709806
Harrison, Jane, ‘Rainbow’s End’ from Cleven,Vivienne et al (eds), Contemporary Indigenous Plays, Currency Press, 2007, ISBN-13: 9780868197951 (d)
Luhrmann, Baz, Strictly Ballroom, Fox, 1992 (f)
De Heer, Rolf, Ten Canoes, 2006, AV Channel/Madman (f)
Shakespeare, William, As You Like It, New Cambridge Shakespeare, 2001, ISBN-13: 9780521294126; or Cambridge School Shakespeare, 2000, ISBN-13: 9780521666367 (S)


Skrzynecki, Peter, Immigrant Chronicle, University of Queensland Press, 2002, ISBN-13: 9780702233876 ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’, ‘St Patrick’s College’, ‘Ancestors’, ‘10 Mary Street’, ‘Migrant Hostel’, ‘Postcard’, ‘In the Folk Museum’
Dickinson, Emily, Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (James Reeves ed), Heinemann Education, 1959, ISBN-13: 978043515023566 ‘This is my letter to the world’, 67 ‘I died for beauty but was scarce’, 82 ‘I had been hungry all the years’, 83 ‘I gave myself to him’, 127 ‘A narrow fellow in the grass’, 154 ‘A word dropped careless on the page’, 161 ‘What mystery pervades a well!’, 181 ‘Saddest noise, the sweetest noise’
Herrick, Steven, The Simple Gift, University of Queensland Press, 2000, ISBN-13: 9780702231339

Specific editions of the set texts are listed. Schools, however, may use any suitable edition of the text selected, if the specified edition is unavailable. Where a text is quoted in an examination it will be from the listed edition.

In the school library

Reference Section in the library, look at the dictionaries and the thesaurus as you work toward a definition for belonging… Identify synonyms and antonyms.

On YouTube

Telstra Advertisement: We are one but we are many

Third Culture Kid (TCK)

Yothu Yindi - Treaty

Qantas/Socceroos TV

McDonald's Australian Olympics Beijing 2008

Friends TV Series, Opening Titles 7th Series

Bra Boys Trailer

African Refugees in Australia

Soon will have some analysis of these texts, in powerpoint - if you're interested drop me a line, at ua.ude.wsn.ronnoco|niab.j#ua.ude.wsn.ronnoco|niab.j or moc.dnopgib|2niabj#moc.dnopgib|2niabj

Picture Books (This is not an exhaustive list and will, no doubt, change over time).

Baker, Jeannie, Belonging, Walker Books, London:2004
Boyne, John, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Random House UK:2006
Crew, Gary and Whatley, Bruce Quetta, Lothian Books Australia: 2002
Crew, Gary and Woolman, Steven, The Watertower Era Publications, South Australia: 1994
Hathorn, Libby and Roberts, Gregory, Way Home. Red Fox Australia:2006
Miller, David, Refugees, Lothian Books, Australia:2003
Tan, Shaun, The Lost Thing, Lothian Books, Australia
Tan, Shaun, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Allen and Unwin Australia 2008
Wild, Margaret, and Spudvilas, Anne, Woolvs in the Sittee, Scholastic, Australia:2007


An exhibition exploring some of the ways that people have experienced belonging in Australian in the twentieth century.
‘Our belonging place is where our spirit and ourself belongs. It has nothing to do with ownership, but rather
is about a spiritual connection to place. It is the place that we long for when we are not there, or more tragically, when we do not know where we belong and where our belonging place is.’ An extract from In the Best Interest of the Child? Stolen Children: Aboriginal Pain/White Shame, by Link-Up (NSW) and Tikka Jan Wilson, Aboriginal History Monograph 4 published by Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, 1997.

Democracy/Centenary of Federation websites
Cententary of Federation
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs


Archibald Prize 2008
One of the Family (Painting)
Alienation Photograph from World War 2

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