Birrong Books is a division of Boyer Educational Resources.
Birrong Books
'Birrong' means star in the language of the Aboriginal people living around Sydney Harbour when Europeans arrived.
We chose the name for our business because our aim is to bring stellar Australian stories to the world.

Download a bookmark for 'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'  pdf download >>   (The bookmark has names of people at Sydney Cove.)
Free English activities - ESL, Primary & Secondary English
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Comprehension Questions - pdf download >>
Overview & applicaion of Worksheets #1 - #5 for 'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' - pdf download >>
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Worksheet #1 - Text Organisation - pdf download >>
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Worksheet #2 - Text Structure - pdf download >>
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Worksheet #3 - Writing Creatively - pdf download >>
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Worksheet #4 - Storytelling through Drama - pdf download >>
'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' Worksheet #5 - Historical Context - pdf download >>
More worksheets coming soon.

Free History activities
First Fleet crossword - pdf download >>
Voyage of the First Fleet - Maps and Stories - pdf download >>
Make a model of Sydney Cove - pdf download >>
Aboriginal Australians - Verb Gap fill - pdf download >>
Perspective and Empathy - First Fleet in Sydney Cove discussion - pdf download >>
First Fleet convict and Aboriginal perspectives - Mind Maps - pdf download >>


Author Talk Pre-visit Questions
Susan Boyer gives talks about the stories in 'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'.

This worksheet can be used by school presentation attendees.
'Author talk school pre-visit discussion questions' - pdf download >>

Australian Curriculum History information for 'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'
'Australian Curriculum History Information' - pdf download >>
Listening links related to 'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'
Listen to Susan Boyer's 'Across Great Divides' ABC radio interview on 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' podcast. >>
ABC radio interview questions - pdf download >>