Survivor Unit Assignment


Grid task assignment

During term 2 in English we read a number of novels on the theme 'Survivor'. For the attached tasks. i will be referring to the novel 'Taronga' by Victor Kellagher. In the novel, a boy survives a nuclear event and makes his way to Sydney to find an animal that is 'calling' him

Taronga Vocabulary (1 point)

  1. 1. Brackish: Something that is unpleasant and harsh.(Page 3)
  2. 2. Ragged: Something that is starting to fall apart.(Page 4)
  3. 3. Desperately: Something you do it with extreme urgency.(Page 15)
  4. 4. Hazardous: Means something dangerous, and the adjective hazardous refers to anything that involves danger.(Page 16)
  5. 5. Parapet: Originally meant a defensive mini-wall made of earth or stone that was built to protect soldiers on the roof of a fort or a castle.(Page 19)
  6. 6. Laboriously: In the laborious manner.(Page 29)
  7. 7. Anticipated: something is to be expecting it.(Page 36)
  8. 8. Hibiscus: Any plant of the genus Hibiscus.(Page 42)
  9. 9. Balaclava: A cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.(Page 51)
  10. 10. Non committal: When you want to keep all your options open.(Page 159)

Charades Words (1 point)










mind powers






last day


About Victor Kelleher (6 point)

Victor Kelleher was born in 1939 London and moved to Africa with his parents, at the age of fifteen. He spent the next twenty years travelling and studying in Africa, before moving to New Zealand. He moved to Australia in 1976, with his South African wife, Alison, and was Associate Professor at the University of new England, in Armidale, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney to write full-time. Many of the books he has written have been based on his childhood and his travellings in Africa. Victor kelleher remains one of Australia's most celebrated writers for both adults and children. Exactly a year after Laura's death, Sam becomes obsessed with a terrifying and evil presence he calls Del-Del. The author, a former associate English professor, has written more than 15 books for adults and young readers. He writes books for both children and adults like Papio, Baily's Bones, The Red King, Taronga, Fire Dancer, The Ivory Trail, Brother Night, Dogboy, and Goblin in the Snow.

Hiroshima nuclear Bomb (6 point)

The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. The two bombings were the first and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare. On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.At 2:45 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, took off from Tinian, a North Pacific island in the Marianas, 1,500 miles south of Japan. Unlike many other bombing raids, the goal for this raid had not been a military installation but rather an entire city. The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima killed civilian women and children in addition to soldiers. Hiroshima's population has been estimated at 350,000; approximately 70,000 died immediately from the explosion and another 70,000 died from radiation within five years.

End of days (5 point)

I think what would happen is at the end of days there would be no more of the human race and the animals would be all extinct. If it was me and my family and there was a near end i would go straight away under a bomb shelter and that would protect me and my family.

Songs for movie novel (1 point)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive with Lyrics (on screen)
Vanessa Carlton-A Thousand Miles Lyrics
Black Heart-Stooshe Lyrics