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Click on the image above to take a virtual tour of the Coorong National Park in South Australia. Click on the thumbnail images on the bottom to explore the different physical areas and landmarks. Click on the bird slideshow to see the diverse abundance of birds that live in the Coorong National park.
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“Storm Boy” was published in 1966 – the same year that the Coorong National Park was established. Explore this website to find out about the Coorong National Park, its traditional owners, the landscape and its inhabitants. You can see beautiful pictures of the park as well.
Australian life in the 1960s
Click on the image to watch a clip about Australian life in the 1960s. What changes are starting to happen? What connections can you make to the book?
The documentary above, Pelicans : Outback Nomads, tells the dramatic story of one of Australia's greatest nomads. With its enormous beak and undignified waddle, the pelican is one of the most appealing and best-known birds in the world. These comical characters face the greatest challenges as they fly thousands of kilometres to the ghost lakes of the arid centre where, in a race against time, they raise their young before the water evaporates in the sweltering heat. Some birds are lucky and raise their families in time, for thousands of others, death threatens.
This article provides an analysis of themes in Storm Boy, looking at the original 1976 film. You can view a trailer for the 1976 film version and read about the key themes of the environment, outsiders and change/loss.