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By McVeagh, Janine
The story starts on the 25th of June, 1930 - a sad day in the Bourke household - the funeral of Katie's father. This Catholic family must now survive with earnings from the older siblings and the washing Katie's mother takes in. Then, in February 1931, disaster strikes the small ...town ...Read more
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By McVeagh, Janine; Illustrated by Colston, Fifi
Kahu inherits his grandad's battered old guitar and wants to know why he can't have a nice new one.
Celebrating NZ being the first country ot allow women to vote, this is Amy's story of life in New Zealand at the end of the 19th century. Amy's father has fallen into the clutches of the 'demon drink', and the family barely manage with her mother's hard work. When Amy's Aunt and ...Uncle offer her a chance at an education if she comes to live in Dunedin, it's too good an opportunity to miss. But in the hustle and bustle of the big city, Amy finds herself involved in the disappearance of her friend Mary, who works in a sweatshop.Read more
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