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The Resource The Last of the Bonegilla Girls

The Last of the Bonegilla Girls

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The Last of the Bonegilla Girls
Title
The Last of the Bonegilla Girls
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Purman
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Language
eng
Summary
1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director. In this vibrant and growing country, the Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever–present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe. But secrets have a way of making themselves known and lies have a way of changing everything they touch. Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or has it finally come to claim them?
Summary
When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director
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10638238
Cataloging source
SALS
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Purman, Victoria
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Last of the Bonegilla Girls
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BORROWBOX:HLQ_487680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781489246851
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last of the Bonegilla Girls
Control code
BORROWBOX:HLQ_487680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781489246851
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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