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2007 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. 


Roy Lichtenstein, In the Car, acrylic paint on canvas, 1963. © The Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Licensed by Viscopy.

Edvard Munch, Jealously II, hand coloured lithograph, 1896. © Munch-Ellingsen Group/BONO.

Ricky Swallow, Model for a Sunken Monument, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 1999. ©Ricky Swallow 1999. Reproduced with permission.


Arthur Wesley, Tiktaalik rosae, pencil drawing, digital colouring, 2007. © Arthur Wesley 2007.

Classical Societies and Cultures

Extract from Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus, translated with an introduction by Phillip Vellacott Penguin Classics, 1961. Introduction and translation © Phillip Vellacott 1961.

Extract from Lysistrata and Other Plays by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H Sommerstein, Penguin Classics 1973. Translation © Alan H Sommerstein 1973.

Extract from The Iliad by Homer, translated with an introduction by Robert Fagles, Penguin Classics, 1990. Introduction and translation © Robert Fagles 1990.

Extract from The Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid of Virgil, translated by C Day Lewis, Oxford University Press, 1966. Translation © C Day Lewis 1996.

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

Extract from The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, translated with and introduction by Michael Grant, Penguin Classics, 1956, sixth revised edition 1989.
Introduction and translation © Michael Grant Publications Ltd 1956, 1959, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1989.

Extract from The Aeneid by Virgil, translated with and introduction by David West, Penguin Books, 1990. Introduction and translation © David West 1990.


Stage Design and Photo by Richard Finkelstein.


Photograph Handle with Care, 6 Jan 2007, courtesy of The Herald and WeeklyTimes Ltd. © The Herald and WeeklyTimes Ltd 2007. Reproduced with permission.

English Language

‘At the Movies’, ‘Bobby Interview’ by Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, first published by ABC Online, 28 February 2007, is reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ABC Online. © ABC 2008. All rights reserved.

Further information can be found at At the movies

Food and Technology

Advertisement published with permission of San Remo.

Advertisement published with permission of Stahmann Farms.

Advertisement published with permission of Sanitarium Health Food Co, 2008.

Advertisement published with permission of Patties Food Pty Ltd.



© Astley, Thea 1979, Hunting the Wild Pineapple, Penguin Australia.

© Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility,Penguin Classics 1995, Penguin UK.

© Chekhov, Anton, Plays, translated by Peter Carson, 2002. Translation and notes © Peter Carson 2002. Introduction © Richard Gilman 2002. Penguin Group UK.

© Donne, John. Selected Poetry, Oxford University Press, 1998.

© Euripides, The Bacchae and Other Plays, translated by Philip Vellacott, Penguin 1954, revised 1972. © Philip Vellacott 1954, 1972.

© Fitzgerald, F Scott 1926, The Great Gatsby, Penguin UK.

© Garner, Helen 1984, The Children’s Bach, Penguin Australia.

© Ibsen, Henrik 1950, Hedda Gabler and Other Plays, translated by Una Ellis-Fermor, Penguin Classics. This translation © Estate of Una Ellis-Fermor, 1950.

© James, Henry, Washington Square, Penguin Classics 1986, Penguin UK.

© Kinsella, John 2003, Peripheral – Selected and New Poems, Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

© Larkin, Phillip 2003, Collected Poems, Faber and Faber. Courtesy of the Society of Authors as the literary representative of the Estate of Phillip Larkin.

© McGahan, Andrew 2005, The White Earth, Allen and Unwin Publishers.

© Modjeska, Drusilla 2002, Timepieces, Pan Macmillan Australia.

© Murray-Smith, Joanne 1997, Honour, Currency Press.

© Rayson, Hannie 2006, Hotel Sorrento, Currency Press.

© Shakespeare, William, Much Ado About Nothing, Penguin Classics 1969, Penguin UK.

© Shakespeare, William, King Lear, Penguin Classics 1972, Penguin UK.

© Wright, Judith 1996, A Human Pattern: Selected Poems, ETT Imprint, Sydney.

Music Styles

Klezmeritis Ensemble, Rumanian Hora, 1999. © Klezmeritis Ensemble 1999. Courtesy of Kaleidoscope Music.


‘Students reaching age of intent’ 17 May 2007, courtesy of Helen Westerman/The Age. © The Age 2007. Reproduced with permission.

Studio Arts

Frank Stella, Giufa e la berretta rossa, 1988, computer generated imagery, relief, aquatint, engraving, etching on white TGL handmade paper. © Licensed by Viscopy.

Ex de Medici, Untitled (Dagger with Snakes and Red Wave). © Ex de Medici 1995.

Howard Arkley, Nick Cave, 1999, © The Estate of Howard Arkley. Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Robert Rauschenberg, Broadcast, 1957, combine painting: oil, fabric, newspaper, printed paper, printed reproductions and plastic comb on canvas with three concealed radios. © Licensed by Viscopy.

Colin Lanceley, Pianist, pianist, where are you?, 1964–65, stained and painted wood, enamel, polychrome piano keyboard and sounding board. © Licensed by Viscopy.

Texts and Traditions

New Revised Standard Version Bible, © 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 of the Bible, © 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.

Theatre Studies

Charles Blackman, Alice in Wonderland, 1956. © Licensed by Viscopy