The Chainsaw File

The Chainsaw File
by Bruce Pascoe

Suspended from school for arguing about Australian history with his teacher, Tyrone works on a building site with his dad and learns that there’s more than one way to be a hero for his people.

“You are your mother’s son … and mine … and you fight for your people. Not with your fists but with your head. I can’t do that so I’m proud someone in my family can.”
“Can what?”

“Stick up for the real story.”

Text type:
The Chainsaw File is a narrative text in novel form.

  • Aboriginality cannot be
    judged by skin colour
  • Importance of standing
    up for yourself and your

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