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Gold!: Otago, 1862

Gold!: Otago, 1862
 

Gold has been discovered in the Otago hills and Mary is sure her father will be there. If only she can find him, she is sure their troubles will be over. My New Zealand Story is a series of vividly imagined accounts of life in the past ... making history come alive.

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ISBN 9781869439903
Published 22 July 2010 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cartwright, Pauline
Series My New Zealand Story
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ISBN-13 9781869439903
ISBN-10 1869439902
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 22 July 2010
International Publication Date 19 July 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cartwright, Pauline
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 196
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Mary and her family moved to New Zealand from Australia, ahead of her father, who intended following later. But unforeseen events have kept Mr Brogan in Australia for the past seven years and Mary's mother has had to cope with raising the two children on her own. The family are now living in poverty in the Dunedin where her mother has made it clear Mary must leave school and start contributing. But now gold has been discovered in the Otago hills and Mary is sure her father will be there. If only she can find him, she is sure their troubles will be over. Mary dresses as a boy, calls herself Harry, and makes the long and dangerous trek from Dunedin to the Dunstan - the site of the latest gold rush. Previously published as Finding Father (My Story series).

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Author's Bio

Pauline is a former teacher and resource librarian, and winner of the 1991 Choysa Writers' Bursary. She is now a full-time author of over 80 children's books and lives in Alexandra, Central Otago.

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