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Kate Grenville - Interview After years of looking for a place to belong, Daniel Rooke’s keen intellect and interest in astronomy won him a place on the 1788 First Fleet voyage to the British colony of New South Wales, now known as Australia. While his fellow seamen struggled to control their cargo of convicts and seek out the natives, Rooke was permitted to build an observatory that he hoped would lead to fame and fortune back in England. Kate Grenville’s stunning new novel The Lieutenant follows Rooke to his isolated post on a distant shore where his careful notations of the stars and changing weather are overshadowed by a burgeoning interest in Aboriginal languages. After Rooke meets a young woman whose linguistic gifts parallel his own, their singular friendship inspires him intellectually and empowers him emotionally. Grenville is one of Australia’s most respected authors and her last novel, The SecretRiver, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book.

Snapchat and Periscope: A Grown-Up’s Guide GREETINGS, FELLOW adult! We’re here to discuss the latest development in social media: broadcasting your life. (If you’re a teenager and still reading, please go LOL in that corner with the beanbag chairs.) Tenants Union welcomes VCAT ruling on body corporate pet rules Posted The Tenants Union of Victoria (TUV) has welcomed a ruling that body corporate rules prohibiting residents from having pets are invalid. In June, the owners corporation of an Eaglemont subdivision went to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) seeking an order requiring resident Madison Brewster to remove her cavoodle from her rented townhouse. Ms Brewster had her landlord's permission to have the dog, but the subdivision's owners corporation had passed special rules in 2013 prohibiting pets from common property and private lots.

Camping list Staying overnight in a park or reserve is a special experience. Camping in parks and reserves allows visitors to stay in the heart of Victoria’s natural environment. Choose from fully serviced sites to remote locations with nothing but bush. Bookings are taken only for sites where fees apply. The Lieutenant The Lieutenant is the second book in a trilogy of novels by Kate Grenville about early Australia (the others are The Secret River and Sarah Thornhill - for details of these novels click on the links at left). The Lieutenant was inspired by a real story that took place in the colony of New South Wales in the last years of the eighteenth century. The story has been hidden for two hundred years between the lines of two shabby blue notebooks stored in a London manuscript library.

Bullying, Students with Disabilities, and Federal Law - Cyberbullying Research Center Posted by Sameer Hinduja on May 6, 2015 At a recent conference in Chester County, Pennsylvania, I had the privilege of getting to know Andy Faust, who is an authority on special education law at Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP. In particular, I was impressed by his level of expertise and intrigued by his astute observations about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and how some kids who are bullied – and some kids who bully others – may be entitled to the federal law’s protections as “children with disabilities.” I told Andy that no one is really talking about the reality and implications of this in my circles, and that it is worth sharing to our readership so that they can fully understand the situation.

Pets in mix of rent review A Wodonga company wants to see more pet-friendly rental housing PET bonds and proof of puppy training are among suggestions by a Wodonga company to help landlords allow animals in their rental properties. Mars Petcare made a submission to the Victorian review of the Residential Tenancies Act, saying a few simple changes to the existing laws could support owners and tenants. Choices, views and values: The Lieutenant “Difference held no fear for him. He knew that strangeness was commonplace when you inhabited it.” (152) The language of difference in Kate Grenville’s The Lieutenant (Jennifer Minter) In The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville depicts the colonial narrative of forced conquest and its consequences for the aboriginal right to prior ownership and self-determination. She shows the irreconcilable differences as seen through the lens of the powerful white colonial settlement. There are two competing narratives that reflect the two varied approaches to conflict and conflict resolution.

Let's Stop Bullying: Advice for Young People Let's stop Advice for Young People Nobody has the right to hurt other people by hitting them, kicking them, calling them names, spreading rumours about them or by doing anything else which is intended to be upsetting. Bullies try to justify their actions by saying that it is their victim's fault for being different. Tenant not liable for dog urine damage to rental carpets A Foxton landlord is appealing a ruling from the Tenancy Tribunal that stated the woman living in his rental property did not have to pay to replace carpets that her dog urinated and defecated on - even though he had a no pets policy. David Russ said Amanda Stewart was renting a property he owns and had animals in the house, despite a no pets clause in her lease. According to Russ, the animals urinated and defecated on the carpet causing $3000 in damage.

Akoonah Park Camping must be booked. Bookings will be taken during business hours only: 8am - 6pm with Camping Manager Gary Maker 0427 057768. email: We have an area set aside on the Reserve suitable for up to 17 sites. Our toilet/shower facilities are close by for camper convenience, entry via a key pad code Caravan and Camping Conditions of Use: Kate Grenville: The Lieutenant - The Book Show Ramona Koval: In Kate Grenville's new novel The Lieutenant, soldier and astronomer Daniel Rooke arrives on the First Fleet to NSW and begins his observations. He's a loner of sorts taken up with his own interests, often going off to his makeshift observatory where he can be alone with his thoughts. His interest in languages takes over when he makes contact with a young girl named Tagaran and between them they try to make sense of the place they find themselves in, between cultures. This book follows her most successful novel The Secret River which won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, also set in the early years of the settlement of NSW, that one on the life and times of William Thornhill who was sentenced in 1806 to be transported to NSW for the term of his natural life.

Online Safety Guide Home / Kids' Safety / Safety Guide Keeping children safe on the Internet is everyone's job. Parents need to stay in close touch with their kids as they explore the Internet.Teachers need to help students use the Internet appropriately and safely.Community groups, including libraries, after-school programs, and others should help educate the public about safe surfing.Kids and teens need to learn to take responsibility for their own behavior -- with guidance from their families and communities.It's not at all uncommon for kids to know more about the Internet and computers than their parents or teachers. If that's the case in your home or classroom, don't despair.

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