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How does Grenville humanise the First Australians in the novel The Secret River?

The Secret River book cover

The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville in 2005, is a historical novel about an Englishman who was transported to Australia because of a crime he committed. 310 more words

The Secret River and the Politics of 'Reconciliation'

   ‘Resist. Revive. Decolonise’ – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance[1]

*Content warning – rape, genocidal racist violence and murder

Kate Grenville’s novel The Secret River came out of an experience on a ‘reconciliation’ walk at Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2000. 1,946 more words


Australia's Favourite Author 2015 - Places 30-21

January is the month of Australian Stories at Booktopia, and to celebrate we’re counting down Australia’s 50 Favourite Authors, as voted by you!

Monday and… 1,406 more words

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The World of Literature: Part 1

Literature has the power to transport you to different times, places and worlds. But when was the last time you explored ‘the world of literature’, so to say? 1,653 more words