The Question and Answer section for The Secret River is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Explains how power and privilege resulted in the marginalisation and dispossession of Aboriginal people. Demonstrates understanding of the potential for white settlers portrayed in the film to also be marginalised in some context. Writing is sensitive to
This is very much an essay question that is much too involved for this short answer forum. Check out the GradeSaver themes page for this selection which should be of some help to you.
Christ Church in England had lions on its gateposts. The lions were a symbol of Thornhill's mother, and the way he remembered her. Thus, he chose lions for the gateposts in his Australian home.... in memory of his mother.