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Huskisson’s Legacy
Music: Sir William Sterndale Bennett
Charles Dickens explains how cutting tax and regulation on Britain’s global trade made everyone better off.

AUSTRALIA was the great woollen revolutionist. German superseded Spanish wool, and Australian has superseded German to a great extent. The fine wool of Spain often cost ten shillings a-pound; we now obtain an enormous supply of fine wool at from one shilling and sixpence to two shillings per pound.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Smuggle. Import.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Supply. Rest. Cost.

Use together in one sentence: Come. Weight. Foreign.

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Kanguru!
Music: James Hook
James Cook describes his first sight of a beloved Australian icon.

BY 1776, a thousand convicts each year were being spared the gallows and transported to the American colonies, a practice begun in 1614, but abruptly ended by the American Declaration of Independence.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Who. Which. That.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Ship. Grass. Jump.

Use together in one sentence: Or. Possum. Greyhound.

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The Founding of Australia
Music: Percy Grainger
Within little more than half a century a British penal colony turned into a prosperous, free-trade democracy.

BY 1776, a thousand convicts each year were being spared the gallows and transported to the American colonies, a practice begun in 1614, but abruptly ended by the American Declaration of Independence.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Reciprocal. Mutual.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Move. Coast. Grant.

Use together in one sentence: Side. Convict. Further.

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