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1 3 y separately published work icon The Pleasure Within : Short Stories Robert Carter , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1988 Z149684 1987 selected work short story
1 26 y separately published work icon Minimum of Two Tim Winton , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1988 Z413769 1987 selected work short story Tim Winton's characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds; women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1 10 y separately published work icon The Sugar Factory Robert Carter , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1987 Z149785 1986 single work novel young adult
1 5 y separately published work icon The Canberran Rupert Parsons , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1987 Z523827 1986 single work novel In the Australian Nullabor Desert, the men of Relay Gang No. 1 are laying rails for the largest stretch of straight railway track in the world. One day two men arrive at the camp, set in the center of the vast desert. One of them, Lofty, a tall card shark down on his luck, has the "ulterior motive" of supplementing his wages with card earnings. The other, the man from Canberra, dies of heat exhaustion a few days after arrival. Neither the gang nor the reader really knows the Canberran, but his death becomes symbolic. As each man in this isolated microcosm tries to avoid confronting his own primitive nature through elaborate fantasies or madness, the death of the Canberran takes on greater magnitude. In the remembering his death offers opportunity for guilt, blame, bravado, and a fearsome sense of mortality.(Library Journal, 1987).
6 42 y separately published work icon That Eye, the Sky Tim Winton , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1987 Z426161 1986 single work novel young adult (taught in 8 units) Ort knows the sky is watching. He knows what it means to watch; he spends long hours listening at doors and peering through cracks. Things are terribly wrong. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred, his grandmother is all inside herself, and his mother, a flower-child of the 1960s, is brave but helpless. Then a strange man appears at their door. That Eye, the Sky is about love, about a boy's vision of the world beyond, about the blurry distinctions between the natural and the supernatural. All this, and more, begins at the moment the ute driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, throwing the whole world out of kilter. (Source: Bookseller's website)
1 1 y separately published work icon Duck Boy Christobel Mattingley , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1986 Z836356 1983 single work children's fiction children's
2 y separately published work icon The Summer's King Cherry Wilder , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1986 Z431386 1986 single work novel fantasy Handsome, charming, and vain, Sharn goes to the magical kingdom of Eildon to court a beautiful princess; but nothing goes well, and the lives of his associates, as well as his enemies, are changed forever. (Libraries Australia record).
2 36 y separately published work icon Shallows Tim Winton , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1986 Z426264 1984 single work novel

'Tim Winton's first Miles Franklin-winner, Shallows revolves around the ruthless commerce of whaling, and Queenie Cookson, who joins the fight to end it.
'Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.' (Publication summary)

6 3 y separately published work icon Hit and Run Joan Phipson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1985 Z831292 1985 single work novel young adult Sixteen-year-old Roland's hit-and-run accident in a borrowed car sends him fleeing into the wild Australian countryside, where he struggles for both survival and self-respect.
4 2 y separately published work icon Night Outside Patricia Wrightson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1985 Z862423 1979 single work children's fiction children's Two children in search of their pet budgerigar meet the unusual people of the streets and of the night
2 y separately published work icon Yorath the Wolf Cherry Wilder , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1984 Z431281 1984 single work novel fantasy Reared in secret because of a birth defect, Yorath, prince and heir to the throne of Mel'Nir, only learns of his heritage after many adventures and encounters and then must decide what course his life will follow. (Libraries Australia record).
2 y separately published work icon A Princess of the Chameln Cherry Wilder , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1984 Z431175 1984 single work novel fantasy When the Chameln are overrun by troops from a neighboring land, the orphaned heir of the ruling family Firn flees to another country where she acquires the strength to free her people.(Libraries Australia record).
2 3 y separately published work icon The Tapestry Warriors Cherry Wilder , New York (State) : Atheneum , 1983 Z431068 1983 single work novel young adult science fiction
7 18 y separately published work icon A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1983 Z312060 1983 single work children's fiction children's

A strong-minded old woman struggles with an ancient gnome-like creature for the right to live in the small cottage that she has just bought, on land that the Njimbin has occupied for centuries.

2 5 y separately published work icon The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1982 Z832705 1982 single work children's fiction children's

'Trespassing in Mr Lovett's secluded garden was a welcome escape for sixteen-year-old Catherine. A haven away from the parents who didn't understand her moodiness and from her pretty, even-tempered sister, Diana, who she resented. It was a place to be alone.

But this all changes when Catherine is confronted by Mr Lovett and, realising he is blind, decides to confide in him. And so begins a remarkable friendship.

Unexpectedly, a third person appears in the garden: an intruder. Terry, abrasive and sullen, menacing even—has a claim to make on the garden. It is a piece of land he feels should belong to his own family. In his plan neither Mr Lovett nor the garden are safe and it is up to Catherine to stop him but in Terry, she recognises something of herself.

A complex and gripping novel of human relationships from one of Australia's foremost authors for young adults.' (Publisher's blurb)

8 33 y separately published work icon Playing Beatie Bow Ruth Park , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1982 Z47803 1980 single work novel young adult fantasy (taught in 5 units) When Abigail joins in the game of Beatie Bow she is transported back in time to a Sydney of the late 19th century where she meets the Bow family, whose fate she can predict, but which she is powerless to change.
2 6 y separately published work icon A Tide Flowing Joan Phipson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1981 Z667819 1981 single work children's fiction children's

'Tormented by his mother's death, his father's rejection, and his grandparent's inability to understand him, Mark finally finds new strength and purpose in his acquaintance with a young quadriplegic with whom he shares an interest in nature.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

5 6 y separately published work icon Behind the Wind Patricia Wrightson , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1981 Z515812 1981 single work novel young adult Wirrun was happy and living free with his golden girl, Murra but separation and evil were lurking and Wirrun was called on for one last time to deal with a man's creation - death.
2 1 y separately published work icon The Nearest Fire Cherry Wilder , New York (City) : Atheneum , 1980 Z922462 1980 single work novel young adult science fiction With the help of two refugees from a penal colony, three earthmen, separated from a fourth on the planet Torin, elude capture by the Great Elder and gain cooperation for their mission.(Libraries Australia record).
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