Said Hanrahan

David McLean
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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  1. Every teacher in Australia should have a collection of Australian poems for classroom use. Here we have the quintessential compendium; Paterson, Lawson and the classic 'How McDougall Topped the Score' and 'Said Hanrahan'. There is a marvellous tradition in Australia of ballad verse which is entertai
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"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan. It's a line that has become synonymous with living on the land. This classic Australian poem comes from the period of ballad writing that gloried in the man on the land. This PowerPoint and accompanying worksheets challenge students to explore both element of the period but, just as significantly, the poetic elements that make this such a memorable poem. The reading on the PowerPoint also brings the characters to life. Other titles include:- The Man from Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda, Mulga Bill's Bicycle and The Man from Ironbark. You might also like to try Lawson's, The Glass on the Bar and Mary Called Him Mister as well as O'Brien's, Said Hanrahan and Spencer's. How McDougall Topped the Score. The entire collection of Australian poetry is also available as a discounted bundle.

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