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2003 VCE Examination Acknowledgements

​The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority is grateful to the following for permission to reproduce material in this publication. Every effort has been made to trace and acknowledge copyright. However, should any infringement have occurred the publishers tender their apologies and invite copyright owners to contact the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.  

These examination papers contain copyright material owned by the VCAA and third parties. Users should ensure that their use complies with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).  See copyright page for more details. 


© Stewart Macfarlane/VISCOPY

© Louise Weaver. Courtesy of Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Classical Societies and Cultures

Extract from The Wasps; The Poet and the Women; The Frogs by Aristophanes, translated by David Barrett (Penguin Classics, 1964). Copyright © David Barrett, 1964.

Extract from Aenid by Virgil and translated by C Day Lewis. Reprinted by permission of PFD on behalf of C Day Lewis.

Extract from Aenid by Virgil and translated by R Fitzgerald published by Harvill Press. Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited. 

Extract from Sixteen Satires by Juvenal translated by Peter Green (Penguin Classics 1967, revised edition 1974). Copyright © Peter Green 1967, 1974.

Extract from Four Tragedies and Octavia by Seneca, translated by E F Watling (Penguin Classics, 1966). Translation copyright © E F Watling, 1966.

Extract from Aenid by Virgil, translated by W F Jackson-Knight (Penguin Classics, 1956). Copyright © W.F. Jackson-Knight, 1956.

Extract from Iliad by Homer, translated by Martin Hammond (Penguin Classics, 1987). Copyright © Martin Hammond 1987.

Extract from Last Days of Socrates by Plato, translated by Hugh Tredennick and Harold Tarrant (Penguin, 1954). Copyright © Hugh Tredennick 1954, 1959, 1969. Copyright © Harold Tarrant 1993.

Extract from Iliad by Homer and extract from Complete Greek Tragedies. Permission granted by University of Chicago Press . 

English Language

Janice Breen Burns/ The Age

Food and Technology

Courtesy of the Herald and Weekly Times Ltd.

The DOLMIO ® packaging which appears in the 2003 VCE Food and Technology exam paper appears with the consent of the copyright owner, MasterFoods Australia New Zealand.


Courtesy of the Herald and Weekly Times Ltd.

Copyright © Georgia Blain Closed for Winter, Viking, Penguin, Australia 1998.

The Cherry Orchard from Plays by Anton Chekhov, translated by Peter Carson (Penguin Books 2002). Translation and notes copyright © Peter Carson 2002. Introduction copyright © Richard Gilman 2002.

No Sugar by Jack Davis, first published in 1986 by Currency Press, Sydney.

Copyright © Robert Drewe, Shark Net , Viking, Penguin, 2000.

Copyright © Beverley Farmer, Collected Stories, UQP, 1996.

Copyright © Jennifer Strauss Tierra del Fuegos, New and Selected Poems .

The Bacchae and other plays by Euripides, translated by Phillip Vellacott (Penguin 1954). Copyright © Phillip Vellacott 1954, 1972.

Music Performance: Solo

© Nigel Westlake/Rimshot Music.

Studio Arts

Cartoon ‘Winter' by Michael Leunig, taken from the book Ramming the Shears , Penguin Australia 1985. Reproduced with permission.

Virginia Rontji/© Hermannsburg Potters.

Copyright Estate of Albert Tucker, Courtesy Lauraine Diggins Fine Art.

Text and Traditions

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1952 (second edition) 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America . Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Visual Communications and Design

© Apollo Bay Music Festival.

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