My Brother Jack is the award winning Australian miniseries based on George Johnston's classic novel. The story of two brothers (Jack and David), is set between the two World Wars. Narrated by David, the younger brother, he reflects upon issues in his life such as domestic violence, mental illness and divorce.
The story can be used to explore teaching about Australian’s at war, media representations of war, race and gender issues between the wars, book to film and the search for identity.
These free resources cover the transformation of a book to film, production processes and analyses of Australia in war time and the Depression. Themes of war, poverty and class, are presented in an historical context for general social, political or historical study.
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