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Land of promise : the diary of William Donahue, Gravesend to Wellington, 1839-40 / written by Lorraine Orman
Bib ID 4364140
Format BookBook
Author
Orman, Lorraine, 1948-
 
Description Auckland [N.Z.] : Scholastic New Zealand, 2008 
205 p. : ill., ports. ; 19 cm. 
ISBN 9781869438494
9781869438494
1869438493
Series

My story.

Summary

In England the land of New Zealand is being promoted as the new promised land. Thirteen-year-old William sets sail with his family on the Adelaide in September 1839, bound for Port Nicholson, New Zealand. The Donahues are assisted emigrants, part of Edward Gibbon Wakefield's scheme to populate New Zealand. The journey is fraught with problems, and when they arrive they realise they have been misinformed about life in New Zealand. Includes historical note. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Notes

Novel for children.

Subjects Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Voyages and travels -- Fiction.  |  Immigrants -- Fiction.  |  Diaries -- Fiction.  |  New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.  |  New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Form/genre Children's stories, New Zealand.

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