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Meet Nellie (Our Australian Girl - Nellie #1)

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It's 1849, and Nellie O'Neill is arriving in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. Nellie and her best friend, Mary, have left the famine in Ireland far behind, and are full of hopes and dreams for the future. Nellie longs to learn to read, to be part of a family once more, and never to be hungry again. But with no job and no one to turn ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 25th 2012 by Penguin Books Australia
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Rebecca
Twelve-year-old Nellie O'Neill lost her entire family - mother, father, and three younger siblings - to the famine in Ireland. After that, she had to live in a horrible workhouse, but now she has the chance for a new life. Nellie has arrived in Australia with a group of other Irish orphan girls, who are to work as maidservants.

At first, Nellie is worried that she will not be chosen to work as a servant, or that if she is, her employer will be cruel to her. However, Nellie is lucky, because she i
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Sally
I think Nellie might be my favourite girl after Rose - absolutely loved her and the introduction to her story! She's an Irish orphan who's been sent to Australia with a lot of other workhouse orphans and she's a lovely character. Lots of spunk - I loved it when she told William and Hetty that she'd chopped up the mouse they'd pinned to her skirt and put it in their dinners! (view spoiler) ...more
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This book is about how a girl called Nellie O'Neil has just traveled from Ireland to Adelaide, on a orphan ship.
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