Skrzynecki Essay

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hjmmigrant Chronicle is a collection of poems by Peter Skrzynecki,[3] remembering the experiences of his family as they immigrated from post-war Poland to Australia. The family, Peter Skrzynecki and his two parents, were in transit for over two years from 1949–51 (either physically travelling, or in a migrant hostel) before they were allowed to begin their new life in Australia. The book also expounds the ongoing hardships that Skrzynecki and his parents still suffer because of their journey to Australia. Immigrant Chronicle was one of the five prescribed "Physical Journeys" texts in the compulsory New South Wales HSC English syllabus, and is now a prescribed poetry text for "Area of Study: Belonging" for 2009–14. This core text is the main focus of the unit, and it requires students to find their own related text(s) and compare the texts in the form of an essay.[4] Among the 48 poems included in Immigrant Chronicle are: * 1. "Immigrants at Central Station, 1951" * 2. "Feliks Skrzynecki" * 6. "St Patrick's College" * 8. "Ancestors" * 17. "10 Mary Street" * 33. "Crossing the Red Sea" * 38. "Leaving home" * 44. "Migrant hostel" ------------------------------------------------- Bibliography[edit] Poetry * There, Behind the Lids (1970) * Headwaters (1972) * Immigrant Chronicle (1975) * The Aviary (1978) * The Polish Immigrant (1982) * Night Swim (1989) * Easter Sunday (1993) * Time's Revenge (2000) * Old/New World (2007), selection from his previous eight books, plus the new collection Blood Plums Novels * The Beloved Mountain (1988) * The Cry of the Goldfinch (1996) Memoir * The Sparrow Garden (2004) Short stories * "The Wild Dogs" (1987) * "Rock 'n' Roll Heroes" (1992) ------------------------------------------------- References[edit] 1. Jump up^ About the author

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