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Our Country's Good
Our Country's Good
Our Country's Good
is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally
Thomas Keneally
novel The Playmaker. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines
Royal Marines
and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, in the 1780s, who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer. It was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 September 1988, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. It ran on Broadway in 1991.Contents1 Background 2 Synopsis 3 Characters3.1 Use of doubling 3.2 Overview of characters4 Educational use 5 Productions 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External linksBackground[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Tasmania
Tasmania
Tasmania
(/tæzˈmeɪniə/;[11] abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait
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Nederlander Theatre
The David T. Nederlander Theatre
Nederlander Theatre
(formerly the Billy Rose
Billy Rose
Theatre and National Theatre, commonly shortened to the Nederlander Theatre) is a 1,232-seat Broadway theater
Broadway theater
located at 208 West 41st Street, in New York City. One of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theaters, its legacy began with David Tobias Nederlander, for whom it is named. It is the southernmost theater in the theater district.[1]Contents1 History 2 Notable productions 3 Box office record 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The commonly held history is that Walter C. Jordan built the theatre at a cost of $950,000
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Madagascar
Madagascar
Madagascar
(/ˌmædəˈɡæskər/; Malagasy: Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar
Madagascar
(Malagasy: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara [republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French: République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar
Madagascar
(the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar
Madagascar
split from the Indian peninsula
Indian peninsula
around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar
Madagascar
is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth
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David Collins (governor)
Colonel David Collins (3 March 1756 – 24 March 1810) was a British administrator of Britain's first Australian colonies. In the first European settlement of Australia in 1788, Collins was the founding Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of New South Wales. In 1803 he led the expedition to found the first, short-lived, British settlement in what was later to become the Colony of Victoria
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Richard Johnson (chaplain)
Richard Johnson (circa 1756 – 13 March 1827 in England) was the first Christian
Christian
cleric in Australia.Contents1 Early life 2 Life in New South Wales 3 Return to England
England
and later life 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Johnson was the son of John and Mary Johnson. He was born in Welton, Yorkshire and educated at Hull Grammar School under Joseph Milner. In 1780 he entered Magdalene College, Cambridge
Magdalene College, Cambridge
as a sizar and graduated in 1784.[1] His first post was as curate of Boldre, where William Gilpin was vicar
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William Dawes (royal Marines Officer)
William Dawes (1762–1836) was an officer of the British Marines, an astronomer, engineer, botanist, surveyor, explorer, abolitionist and colonial administrator. He traveled to New South Wales
New South Wales
with the First Fleet on board HMS Sirius.Contents1 Early life 2 New South Wales 3 Sierra Leone 4 Later years 5 Children 6 Cultural references 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] William Dawes was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, in early 1762, the eldest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Sinnatt) Dawes
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George Johnston (New South Wales)
Lieutenant-Colonel George Johnston (19 March 1764 – 5 January 1823) was briefly Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, Australia after leading the rebellion later known as the Rum Rebellion. After serving as a young marine officer in the American Revolutionary War, Johnston served in the East Indies, fighting against the French, before volunteering to accompany the First Fleet
First Fleet
to New South Wales. After serving as adjutant to Governor Arthur Phillip, Johnston served in the New South Wales
New South Wales
Corps and he was later a key figure in putting down the Castle Hill convict rebellion
Castle Hill convict rebellion
in 1804 and then the Rum Rebellion in 1808, the latter of which led to his court martial and subsequent cashiering from military service
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Thieves' Cant
Thieves' cant
Thieves' cant
or rogues' cant, also known as peddler's French,[1] was a secret language (a cant or cryptolect) which was formerly used by thieves, beggars and hustlers of various kinds in Great Britain
Great Britain
and to a lesser extent in other English-speaking
English-speaking
countries. The classic, colourful argot is now mostly obsolete, and is largely relegated to the realm of literature and fantasy role-playing, although individual terms continue to be used in the criminal subcultures of both Britain and the United States
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Assessment And Qualifications Alliance
AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance[1]) is an awarding body in England, Wales
Wales
and Northern Ireland. It compiles specifications and holds examinations in various subjects at GCSE, AS and A Level and offers vocational qualifications. AQA is a registered charity and independent of the government. However, its qualifications and exam syllabi are regulated by the Government of the United Kingdom, which is the regulator for the public examinations system in England
England
and Wales. AQA is one of five awarding bodies which are recognised by the regulators of the public exams systems for England, Wales
Wales
and Northern Ireland to offer GCSE, AS and A Levels in the United Kingdom
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Pickpocket
Pickpocketing
Pickpocketing
is a form of larceny that involves the stealing of money or other valuables from the person of a victim without them noticing the theft at the time. It may involve considerable dexterity and a knack for misdirection. A thief who works in this manner is known as a pickpocket.Contents1 As an occupation 2 As entertainment 3 Famous pickpockets 4 Pickpocketing
Pickpocketing
in the 17th-18th centuries4.1 Gender 4.2 Methods of Operation and Targets 4.3 Prosecution5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksAs an occupation[edit] Pickpockets and other thieves, especially those working in teams, sometimes apply distraction, such as asking a question or bumping into the victim
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Edexcel
Edexcel
Edexcel
(known as Pearson - London
London
Examinations in Malta[2]) is a multinational education and examination body owned by Pearson. Pearson Edexcel, the only privately owned examination board in the UK,[3] and part of Pearson plc, is a portmanteau term combining the words Education & Excellence. It regulates school examinations under the British Curriculum and offers qualifications for schools on the international and regional scale. Edexcel
Edexcel
is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad
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Advanced Level
The A Level (Advanced Level) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the educational authorities of British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education. A number of countries, including Singapore, Kenya, Mauritius
Mauritius
and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
have developed qualifications with the same name as and a similar format to the British A Levels. Obtaining A Level or equivalent qualifications is generally required for university entrance, with universities granting conditional offers based on grades achieved. Normally, students take between 3 and 5 A Levels in their first year of sixth form, and most cut back to 3 in their second year. This is because university offers are normally based on 3 A Levels
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General Certificate Of Education
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) is a subject specific family of academic qualifications that awarding bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Crown dependencies and a few Commonwealth countries, notably Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia
Malaysia
and Singapore, confer on students
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Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge Assessment
International Education (or simply Cambridge, formerly known as CIE – (University of) Cambridge
Cambridge
International Examinations) is a provider of international
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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at 16 to 18 year olds. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide. It was developed in the early to mid-1960s in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of international educators. After a six-year pilot programme ended in 1975, a bilingual diploma was established. Administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB), the IBDP is taught in schools in over 140 countries, in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish. In order to participate, students must attend an IB school
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