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      All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so.   As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is.       Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.

      I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family.   On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS.   God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids /  AussieHomeschool)

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  1. Hello ladies, I am a retired homeschooling mother of 4 adult children. I sell books that might be of interest to homeschooling families. I do this for a bit of retirement *income* and my prices reflect that, but I do tend to charge quite a lot less than EBay prices. Your purchase is appreciated. I now mostly sell via an email list I send out to ladies who like the books I sell.(You're welcome to join ..please message me with your email address.) or just send me a message on this board. CBCA = Children's book Council of Australia Stickeen: John Muir and the Little Brave Dog SC EC $8 This true tale actually happened in Alaska to the famous naturalist, John Muir, and it became what he called the most memorable of all his wild days. One day, Muir set out to explore a huge glacier during a blizzard. Stickeen...an aloof little dog belonging to a fellow traveller...insisted on going along. They become stranded on the glacier. The only way out was over a precarious ice bridge, dangerous for a man and almost impossible for a dog. When amazingly they both escape, Stickeen's aloofness is replaced by rapturous adoration for Muir. The author skilfully weaves Muir's own words, the illustrations are extraordinary, and the result is a classic. see inside: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stickeen-John-Muir-And-The-Brave-Little-Dog-Retold-By-Donnell-Rubay-VG-LG-P-B/283479611124?hash=item4200b396f4:g:bbEAAOSwmWNc1MK3&frcectupt=true CM recommended: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/topic/alaska-living-book/ https://vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/bibliographic_resources/press_releases/stickeen_retold_by_d_rubay.aspx Animals You Will Never Forget (Reader's Digest) HC VGC $12 416 pages of great reading for children AND adults I highly recommend this volume and its companion Animals Can Be Almost Human. "From its earliest days Reader's Digest has published some of the most outstanding animal stories ever written. Animals You Will Never Forget is a collection of 72 of these stories - all of them true - about beloved pets or wild animals that have assumed special significance in the lives of the authors. There are humorous stories, stories of high adventure and stories that will warm your heart. You will meet a horse that is a ham, a coquette of a hen, a fish that likes to dance, a cat that is a dandy. You will travel far and wide: to the Antarctic with a team of huskies, to Burma with a herd of elephants, to a tiger-infested jungle in Singapore. You will be moved by the lesson a small boy learns from a mouse, by the special bond between a girl and a falcon, by the two horses who make their peace after the death of their young mistress. After reading this book you will understand why Walt Whitman wrote: 'I think I could life with animals, they are so placid and self-contained... Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.' " see inside: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ANIMALS-YOU-WILL-NEVER-FORGET-Vintage-HC-Story-Book-1st-Ed-1969-Illustrated/333115372455?hash=item4d8f3933a7:g:8-gAAOSwxoJciY6W homeschooler recommended: https://www.learn4yourlife.com/animal-stories.html https://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2018/09/reading-september-2018.html Complete set Australian Bicentennial Stamps and Booklets This is quite a find and would be quite interesting for a student of Australian History as well as any avid stamp collector. It is the complete set of 5 booklets with postage stamps issued to celebrate Australia's Bicentenial in 1988. Each booklet has approximately 35 well-illustrated pages The stamps are all there in their display folders and in uncirculated condition. The booklets are in VGC BOOKLET 1 THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS The First Australians Rock Paintings - set of 7 stamps Australian Bicentennial logo - single stamp BOOKLET 2 NAVIGATORS AND SHIPWRECKS Terra Australis - block of 4 stamps in mini sheet Terra Australis - set of 4 stamps Coastal Shipwrecks - set of 4 stamps BOOKLET 3 BOTANY BAY NSW the decision to settle - set of 4 stamps New Holland Cooks voyage - set of 6 stamps BOOKLET 4 THE FIRST FLEET May 1787 Departure - strip of 5 stamps June 1787 Teneriffe - set of 3 stamps August 1787 Journey - strip of 5 stamps January 1788 Arrival - strip of 5 stamps BOOKLET 5 SYDNEY COVE 1788-1809 The Early Years - strip of 5 stamps I am asking $50 for the complete set You can see one here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUSTRALIAN-BICENTENNIAL-COLLECTION-of-Stamps-1788-1988-MNH-Australia/332716467899?hash=item4d777266bb:g:1B8AAOSwuVZbRWVe REDUCED! THE FIRST WORLD WAR: The Complete TV Series (ABC) 3 DVDs - 10 hours of viewing BRAND NEW IN UNOPENED SHRINK WRAP rated Exempt This definitive ten-part series offers insight and analysis to provide a coherent and strategic military narrative of the worldwide conflict that changed history. more info: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/The-First-World-War-The-Complete-TV-Series-3-DVD-Set-Like-New/362832875347?hash=item547a864f53:g:AqEAAOSwis5davSi&frcectupt=true https://www.amazon.com/First-World-War-Complete/dp/B0009S2K9C $20 $15 Take a look at my lovely lot of Living Books here: http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/15333-john-of-sydney-cove-by-doris-chadwick/