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Default noun clauses vs. relative clauses

I'm a little confused...

Can someone layout really nicely when a noun clause being used as a direct object is actually a noun clause and not a relative clause?

Take the following examples:

"This is a book that she wrote last year."
"He knew that the child was there."

It is my understanding that the first one is a relative clause and the second is a noun clause being used as a direct object. Sheesh! My head is fried!
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