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The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809

The Rum Rebellion The Diary of David Bellamy Sydney Town David Bellamy is a timid English orphan who starts a new life in Sydney with relatives he barely knows It is the early th C and David records daily life in this harsh colony as her perceives it as

  • Title: The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809
  • Author: Libby Gleeson
  • ISBN: 1865043621
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Bellamy is a timid English orphan who starts a new life in Sydney with relatives he barely knows It is the early 19th C and David records daily life in this harsh colony as her perceives it, as well as events such as the Rum Corps rebellion.

    • The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809 BY Libby Gleeson
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    1. Libby Gleeson

      I was born in Young, a small town in south western NSW in 1950 After a few years we moved to Glen Innes, on the northern tablelands and then when I was ten we moved out west to Dubbo We moved because my father was a schoolteacher and each change meant a promotion for him.There were six children in the family I was number three and there wasn t a lot of money We didn t have television and of course there was no such thing as a computer.Books and reading were hugely important I remember going to the library on a Saturday morning and borrowing five or six books and reading them all by Sunday night.When I finished High School I studied at the University of Sydney I had a great time studying mainly history but also getting involved in lots of things happening at the University and the city It was the time of the anti Vietnam war protests and the rise of the Women s Movement.I taught for two years in a small town, Picton, which is just outside of Sydney I really enjoyed that time but I wanted to travel and in 1976 I headed off for five years I based myself first in Italy where I taught English and then in London where I started writing my first novel, Eleanor, Elizabeth I attended a creative writing group where the other students pushed me to write a better book In London I also met my husband We came back to Sydney in 1980 We ve got three daughters When we first came back I taught at the University of NSW but now I write full time I ve written thirty books and I ve also taught occasional courses in creative writing and I ve visited lots of schools to talk about my work.I write picture books, novels for young kids and also novels for slightly older readers I ve done a book about writing and also a small amount of writing for television Bananas in Pyjamas and Magic Mountain.The writer s life is pretty good It s a job where you work for yourself, in your daggy track suit, at times that suit you What could you ask for from libbygleeson biogra

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    1. This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.


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