DEC Scan Journal : February 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 1 February 2011 94 in each book. Information is presented visually through strategi- cally placed coloured maps, fact boxes, tables, timelines, graphs and captioned photographs which support, assist and highlight explanations. Outlining factors relevant to Australia's foreign relations, the books include essential understandings for citizen- ship of the Asia Pacific region. N. Chaffey USER LEVEL: Stage 2 Stage 3 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: HSIE K--6 $29.95 each Reviewed titles in this series: Indonesia SCIS 1472754 New Zealand SCIS 1472751 Papua New Guinea SCIS 1472747 Vietnam SCIS 1472755 DILLION, Harry & BUTLER, Peter Macquarie: from colony to country Heinemann, NSW, 2010 ISBN 9781864710304 [994.02] An intriguing insight into Lachlan Macquarie, his wife Elizabeth, and the colony of NSW from 1810-1821, this outstanding book follows Macquarie's early life and explores his legacy within Australia's political and social develop- ment. The book is part personal history and it looks at Macquarie's vision, leader- ship style and life experiences. His time as governor of NSW was also a crucial time of development for the nation, and the book successfully marries the two histories to provide a readable account for senior students. Photographs and detailed references facilitate use. A. Frost USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: History 7--10; Modern History Stage 6 Paper $34.95 SCIS 1464330 SHEAD, Daphne Hill End heroines & Tambaroora treasures: the women of the goldfields, their lives and stories / edited by Lorraine Purcell. Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, NSW, 2010 ISBN 9780980613216 [994.4] An interesting insight into the history of the goldfields town Hill End, the book focuses on life and family in the goldfields from a female perspective. Journeys from England, Sydney, and over the Blue Mountains are described using conversational language that middle school students will understand. Descriptions of making homes, children at play, education, dress, health, and entertain- ment are provided. Individual stories of women are recounted, with some black and white photographs that complement the well written text. Some pioneer recipes are also included. A strong sense of place and relationship is drawn from the women's stories. This intriguing resource would be useful when studying this time and place in History 7--10. A. Frost USER LEVEL: Stage 5 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: History 7--10 Paper $30.00 SCIS 1472328 Aveen Beedles, Flinders PS Narelle Chaffey, teacher Lizzie Chase, School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit Robert Cox, Henry Kendall HS Donna Croker, Taree West PS Victor Davidson, Birrong GHS Meg Davis, teacher Jenny Foster, Warrimoo PS Nicole French, Singleton HS Amanda Frost, The Hills Sports HS Heather Gardiner, Bulli HS Vanessa Gilmore, Kellyville HS Paul Gilchrist, teacher Danielle Giorgi, NSW Parliament House Patrick Hannan, Chifley College Bidwill Campus Ruth Higginbottom, Tomaree PS Bede Kervin, Bowral HS Karen McDonell, Lethbridge Park PS Ian Mavin, Jamison HS Sue Morton, Ermington PS Rhonda Parnis, Sherwood Grange PS Frances Plummer, A/State Coordinator NPA on Literacy and Numeracy Shauna Pollard, Rooty Hill HS Sally Rasaiah, Cammeray PS Penelope Robertson, Languages Consultant, Ryde State Office Kathy Rushton, University of Sydney Andrew Silcock, The Hills Sports HS Cathy Sly, School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit Eleana Sly, Davidson HS Alison Soutter, Project Officer, DOCS Jan Stevens, Asquith GHS Susan Taylor, Lindfield PS Carol Thomas, School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit Michelle Timperley, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Jason White, Chifley College Bidwill Campus Merryn Whitfield, Bald Face PS Who reviews?