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Refuge: Refuge

A guide for year 8 students studying Jackie French's novel Refuge.



The novel, Refuge by Jackie French can be found in the Resource Centre in the fiction shelves at FREN. Jackie French's writing career spans 17 years, 48 wombats, 132 books,23 languages,3,721 bush rats and over 50 awards in Australia and overseas. Jackie is Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15. Explore all this and more about Jackie French.


Historical Context


Access background information and information on the historical context of the novel to enhance your understanding,


Treatment of Refugees

Access information about refugees and their rights and how Australia has observed those rights.




This published guide is useful for general information about immigration and issues such as assimilation, multiculturalism and The White Australia Policy.

Novels on Refugees


Check out these reviews written on the novel, Refuge.

Jackie French on Refuge

Historical Events, Cultural Understanding, Racism and Prejudice

Books to futher explore Themes in the novel.