The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel RICHARDSON (1870 - 1946)

The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson's experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown upon her as very different from her peers. (Summary by Bronwyn Kate)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Chip
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Play 02 Chapter 2 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Betsie Bush
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Play 04 Chapter 4 Betsie Bush
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Kristin LeMoine
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Alys AtteWater
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Play 08 Chapter 8 Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Lucy Burgoyne
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Betsie Bush
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Betsie Bush
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Play 13 Chapter 13 Betsie Bush
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Play 14 Chapter 14 Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Jason Oakley
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Play 17 Chapter 17 Jason Oakley
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Betsie Bush
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Play 19 Chapter 19 Betsie Bush
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Play 20 Chapter 20 Cori Samuel
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Play 21 Chapter 21 Cori Samuel
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Play 22 Chapter 22 Cori Samuel
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Play 23 Chapter 23 Cori Samuel
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Play 24 Chapter 24 Larysa Jaworski
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Play 25 Chapter 25 Larysa Jaworski
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