Archive for March, 2009

On-line Game for Youth Week

National Youth Week launches Don’t Turn A Night Out Into A Nightmare online game.
The Don’t Turn A Night Out Into A Nightmare online game was launched today as part of National Youth Week (March 28 – April 5 2009).
The game is fun, user-friendly and utilises cutting-edge digital technology to encourage young people to understand the repercussions of binge drinking.
Players negotiate their way through a typical Saturday night party and make important decisions about their drinking along the way. As their night evolves they will experience the direct onsequences of their decisions.
The game presents players with a variety of situations where alcohol, peer pressure and unacceptable behaviour can have dangerous social and physical consequences unless responsible decisions are made.
You can play the Don’t Turn A Night Out Into A Nightmare online game at
posted by Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library


The Anzac day website can be found at

The Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarship program has the purpose of ensuring that the Gallipoli story remains a living part of Australian history. Twelve scholarships have been awarded for 2009 to students from throughout NSW enrolled in government and non-government schools. The Premier and Mr Don Rowe, the President of the NSW Branch of the Returned and Services League, will accompany these students and two supervising teachers to Gallipoli to participate in ANZAC Day commemoration activities. The tour will be of approximately one week’s duration and will take place in the second week of the 2009 autumn school vacation –

follow the 12 winning students Tom, Dragana, Lionel, John, Olivia, Kenneth, Lauren, Emmie, Ashlee, Ian, Aaron, and Tori at their blogs at: The ANZAC Memorial Scholarship Blog
The photo on this blog has recently been discovered and is an Anonymous photograph taken by a soldier in the trenches at Gallipoli. From the State Library of NSW. [PXB 250]

Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly

Australia and the Vietnam War

The Australia and the Vietnam War website is run by the Dept of Veteran Affairs and can be found at included are sections on topics such as, Australia enters the war, combat, Royal Australian Navy, Conscription, Royal Australian Air Force, War myths and Pulling Out.
Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

World War II and Australia

is the Australian World War II site. It holds fabulous information and resources on the Declaration of War, various battles fought by Australians and Victory.
Special features include the Rats of Tobruk, Kokoda Track, Indigenous Service, war photographer Frank Hurley and posters/art work from war-time.
Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly


The Sydney Morning Herald HSC and Careers Expo 2009
The Pavilion at Randwick Racecourse Expo Venue MapFriday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2009, 10am – 5pm
Exhibitors with
information and resources for the HSC
career and study advice
international exchange and GAP year programs
Australia’s top universities, TAFE and training colleges
Seminars on
HSC subjects and study advice
tertiary courses and careers
Admission $10.00 per person, $5.00 per person for school groups (5 or more) and $25.00 for families (3 or more, children under 14 free). Valid for all 3 days, including seminars and The Sydney Morning Herald

for further info see

HSC students on-line

The NSW Board of Studies has a great new service, individualised for you. Its called Students Online and you can indivualise is it to the subjects that you do in Year 12. BOS suggests you make this your browser home page to give you instant access to all the news about your HSC. You will be able to log in with a stduent id and access pin that you will receive soon from your school or direct from the BOS.

Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly

NEW Manly LGA demographic information

Students now have easy access to two new online research tools that will provide accurate socio-demographic information about the Manly area. The user-friendly programs are available online at

The Manly Community Profile and Manly Community Atlas tools provide key information presented in clear and simple tables, charts and interactive maps. Visitors to the website will also have access to complete sets of data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

The Manly Community Profile is a detailed online socio-demographic profile of the Manly Local Government Area (LGA), featuring data from the 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 Censuses of Population and Housing. Designed to provide useful information to the general public but also to businesses, investors, students and others, the Community Profile features tables and charts, as well as written descriptions and analysis of individual smaller areas or suburbs.

The Manly Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Manly Council area presented as interactive maps. Data for the Atlas is sourced from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The Atlas includes summary tables for each suburb in the Manly area. Based on data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly

YR 12 English

Possible books to try if you need to read another text involving “letters” or 2 stories intertwined. Examples are the French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles and
Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy by Robert Dessaix
Daddy-L ong- Legs by Jean Webster
Joel and Cat set the story straight by Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow (ya fiction)
Sam’s letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (fiction)
Rilke and Nadreas-Salome translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler (true and translated from the German)
The Vintner’s letters by Maurice O’Shea (fiction)
Something borrowed by Paul Magrs (fiction)
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – also a 2003 DVD version starring Starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.
Ariel’s gift : Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the story of Birthday letters by Wagner, Erica.
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce – also a 2006 DVD version starring Greta Scacchi
The virgin blue by Tracey Chevalier
The LakeHouse DVD starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves
Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson
Doomsday book by Willis, Connie. (time travel fiction)
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library