Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Edith Cowan

      Title:A Quiet Woman of Note

ISBN: 9781925059021

Author:Hazel Edwards

Illustrator: Angela Grzegrzolka

Publisher;  New Frontier  

Buy:  Booktopia

Distributed by New South.

 

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Clunes Kids Booktown  

Clunes Kids Booktown:  'Edith' is a notable woman fitting the historic theme.

Hazel is in the Clunes Storytellers' Chair chatting about Edith.(See $50 banknote!) 

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Reviews

kidsbook_review_of_edith_cowan.pdf..a must-read for students studying the impact of social change on Australian society.

Our children know so little of this remarkable woman...' reviewer Tania Mc Cartney 

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Edith Cowan's face is on the $50 note. A politician and social worker, Edith believed a group could achieve more than a single voice.  And she was persistent. She knew when to talk and when to act. Edith Cowan University is named in her honour as the first female elected into parliament.

Orphaned young, and with her father hanged for murder, she had troubles to overcome. For the rest of her life she tried to make up by fixing things on behalf of others, especially children. Happily married with five children of her own, she turned a legacy of violence into social reform.

'A hard nut to crack' was written on the nut brooch she gave as a thankyou gift to her supporters when she got into parliament.

Did she meant getting elected was hard? Or all the other challenges?

A hero solves problems for others or improves conditions in her community. Edith was a social activist who improved housing, jobs and educational chances for many West Australians.

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Teachers' Notes  

What Makes a Hero? Discussion Activity Use these points to discuss your hero 

Classroom Activities about Edith Cowan as an Aussie Hero 

hazel_edwards_edith_cowan_aussie_heroes_classroom_activities.pdf

Have a 'Notables' meal where guests bring food to share, linked to a quote about a notable person.

notables-_witty_women_afternoon_tea_for_a_woman_of_note.pdf

Writing_Non_Boring_Junior_History-__The_Looking_Glass.pdf  some examples relate to Edith here.

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The Aussie Heroes Series

The Aussie Heroes series introduces junior readers of 10+  to heroes who have contributed to Australian society. 

New Frontier books in the Aussie Heroes series include Weary Dunlop, Dr Fred Hollows , Caroline Chisholm and Mary Mac Killop. 

 
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