The Boys from Bondi – Collins, Alan

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Title

The Boys from Bondi

Author

Collins, Alan

Publisher

University of Queensland Press

Published Date

1987

Annotation

The world of ten-year-old Jacob and his younger brother Solly falls apart when they are orphaned and sent to a Sydney children's home, where other refugee Jewish children gather as Hitler rises to power in Europe. Jacob starts an apprenticeship as a printer but suffers racist taunts while developing an awareness of his cultural heritage. The story has many parallels to the author’s own experiences.

Key Concepts

Racism, Refugees, War

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACHASSK186, ACHASSK188, ACHASSK189, ACHASSK190, ACHASSK191, ACHASSK192, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807, ACOKFH009, ACOKFH010, ACHGK049, ACHGK052, ACHGK054, ACHGK058, ACELA1550, ACELA1551, ACELT1663, ACELT1771, ACELT1634, ACELT1635, ACHGK064, ACHGK065, ACHGK066, ACHGK067, ACHGK068, ACHGK069, ACELA1563, ACELA1564, ACELA1565, ACELT1639, ACELT1640, ACELT1812, ACELT1642, ACELT1643, ACELT1644, ACOKFH018, ACOKFH021, ACOKFH022, ACOKFH023, ACOKFH024