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By Stone, Sally
World War I is finally drawing to an end, and 11-year old Freda Stone is looking forward to the return of her brother Bobby from the Western Front. However, as a lethal flu epidemic spreads, Freda's joy turns to fear and sorror. First person recount, in diary format. Suggested le ...
By Orman, Lorraine
In 1943, 14 year-old Lillian Glenmore is sent with her sister Joyce to live with grandparents on a dairy farm near Warkworth. Her diary describes the social conditions and her experiences of the war, including the arrival of the U.S. Marines. Includes historical note and photogra ...
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By Cartwright, Pauline
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.
By O'Brien, Bill
Samuel, the keeper of this diary, is 13 when he signs on as a cabin boy aboard a vessel bound for Sydney. The barque Dundonald sinks off Disappointment Island in the ocean south of New Zealand on 6 March 1907. Fifteen survivors endure a harsh winter on this remote island until th ...
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