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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Taronga
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'A bleak but compelling look at the future beyond the nuclear holocaust. Ben comes upon Taronga Zoo, which seems unaffected by the general chaos. But is it?' Source: publisher's website.

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 6 (NSW Stage 3)

General Capabilities

Ethical understanding

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Notes

  • Epigraph: "'You kill the things you kill,' Heriot said, 'but you never regret killing them. I've noticed that always about you people, how you love your prey. There's some wisdom there.'" (Randolph Stow, To the Islands).
  • Study guide/s also available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking Kestrel , 1986 .
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      Extent: 199p.
      Reprinted: 1988 , 1990 Puffin eds.
      ISBN: 0670810819
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2000 .
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      ISBN: 0141307269
      Series: Penguin Australian Essentials series - publisher
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 204p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 20/03/2013
      ISBN: 9781742535869

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  • Also braille.
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Works about this Work

How Australian Dystopian Young Adult Fiction Differs from Its US Counterparts Diana Hodge , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 4 August 2015;
'For children and adolescents, the tyranny of adults can make any world dystopian. Real or fictional – no apocalypse required. But how does our Australian young adult fiction (of the dystopian variety) differ from that being produced in the US? And why do teenagers love dystopia so much?' (Introduction)
The Perfect Place to Set a Novel about the End of the World? Trends in Australian Post-Nuclear Fiction for Young Adults Elizabeth Braithwaite , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 53 no. 2 2015; (p. 22-29)
'"Australia has a fascinating yet contradictory nuclear history," writes Jeffrey Lantis, and this ambiguity can be seen in the post-nuclear young adult fiction produced in that country. British, American and German speculative fiction for young readers set after nuclear disaster tends to suggest reasons for the disaster, and by implication, to position readers towards acting to stop the disaster happening in the real world. By contrast, Australian writers of both fantasy and speculative fiction tend to be less concerned with the cause of the disaster than with how the nuclear apocalypse can be used to explore a range of cultural issues which may appear to have little or nothing to do with nuclear disaster. Working with the notion of apocalypse as both revelation and, more popularly, as a violent "end event" (Curtis), this paper explores why young adult post-nuclear fiction produced in Australia tends to be different from that produced in Britain, the USA and Germany, and demonstrates how the nuclear disaster is used in a selection of Australian young adult post-disaster fiction to address cultural issues, particularly those dealing with Australia's Indigenous population, and with the contemporary treatment of refugees.' (Publication summary)
Untitled Pippa Williams , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 62)

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel
Serious Fantasy: Science Fiction and High Fantasy John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 155-176)
An Interview with Victor Kelleher Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Sirius , February no. 4 1994; (p. 24-29)
Untitled Pippa Williams , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 62)

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel
Fascinating Dip into the Future Walter McVitty , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 20-21 December 1986; (p. 13)

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel ; My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
A Journey Well Worth Taking Laurie Copping , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 1987;

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel
Animal Liberation Colin Greenland , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1-7 January 1988; (p. 21)

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel
Australian Children's Book Awards : The 1987 shortlist Margaret Dunkle , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 91 1987; (p. 29-32)

— Review of Riverman Allan Baillie , 1986 single work novel ; Creatures in the Beard Margaret Wild , 1986 single work picture book ; Kojuro and the Bears Helen Smith (translator), 1987 single work picture book ; The Wild Bob Graham , 1986 single work picture book ; All About Anna and Harriet and Christopher and Me Libby Hathorn , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Melissa's Ghost Michael Dugan , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Blue Days Donna Sharp , 1986 single work novel ; Space Demons Gillian Rubinstein , 1986 single work novel ; Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel ; My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel ; All We Know Simon French , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book ; Farmer Schulz's Ducks Colin Thiele , 1986 single work picture book ; Pigs Might Fly Emily Rodda , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Sister Madge's Book of Nuns Doug MacLeod , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boss of the Pool Robin Klein , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Murgatroyd's Garden Judy Zavos , 1986 single work picture book ; The Nativity Ron Lander , 1986 single work picture book
Victor Kelleher : In His Own Words Victor Kelleher , Grant Stone , 1986 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 1 no. 4 1986; (p. 16-18)
The Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1987 : The Short Lists Jo Goodman , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 12-13)
Over the Rim of Reality H. M. Saxby , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 3 no. 1 1988; (p. 4-8)
Preoccupations in Kelleher's Fantasies Victor Kelleher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 3 no. 4 1988; (p. 5-8)
Preoccupations in Kelleher's Fantasies, Pt.2 Victor Kelleher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 3 no. 5 1988; (p. 5-8)
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