Birrung : the secret friend

by FRENCH, Jackie

ISBN: 9780732299439
Australian: Yes
Published: 2015 by Angus & Robertson
Part of the Secret Histories series
Level: Primary Years (3-5)

Aboriginal/ATSI Content , Historical

Ten year old Barney Bean survived the voyage to Australia on the First Fleet with his mother, but now she has died and he must struggle to keep himself and his silent friend Elsie alive. Things get pretty tough for them both before they are rescued by Birrung and Mr Johnson, the colony chaplain. Life still holds many challenges, but Barney is prepared to work hard and gradually things improve.

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