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A Penny to Remember

by Kirsty Murray
illustrated by Peter Bray

ISBN 9781876944537
paperback, 64 pages
198mm x 130mm, black and white illustrations
published September 2007
RRP A$11.95 (SOLD OUT)


When George is sentenced to seven years' hard labour in Van Diemen's Land his only thoughts are of his sister Hannah. What can he give her to remember him when he is so far away?

  • Kirsty Murray is one of Australia's leading writers of historical fiction for young readers. This heart-wrenching story brings the convict era to life.
  • A Penny to Remember is supported by fun, child-friendly interactive activities on the National Museum of Australia website, to further engage young readers.
  • A great resource for teachers to use for both the SOSE and English curriculum. The title is supported online with a synopsis, discussion questions, and classroom activities, including reproducible worksheets.

A Penny to Remember is a fictional story based on a convict love token in the National Museum's collection.


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Classroom activities for A Penny to Remember