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The Stolen Island: Searching for 'Ata

The Stolen Island: Searching for 'Ata
 

Uncovering the tragedy of 'Ata takes Scott Hamilton on a journey to the kava circles and caves of Tonga and back to the streets of Auckland.

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ISBN 9780947518110
Published 20 November 2016 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hamilton, Scott
Series BWB Texts

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ISBN-13 9780947518110
ISBN-10 0947518118
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 20 November 2016
International Publication Date 21 November 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hamilton, Scott
Series BWB Texts
Category Australasian & Pacific History
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Pasifika
Tonga
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 996.12
Catalogue Code 710316

Description of this Book

One day in 1863 a strange ship stopped at 'Ata, a tiny island in the wild seas between Tonga and New Zealand, and sailed away with one hundred and forty-four men, women, and children. The 'Atans were never heard from again, and in Tonga their fate became the subject of legends and superstitions. Uncovering the tragedy of 'Ata takes Scott Hamilton on a journey to the kava circles and caves of Tonga and back to the streets of Auckland. The Stolen Island is a twenty-first century true sea story revealing slavers, mutinies, castaways, pirates and a cruel streak in Pacific history that is often overlooked but not forgotten.

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Author's Bio

Scott Hamilton has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Auckland and has published books and essays about British socialism, Tongan art, kava drinking, and New Zealand history. He won the inaugural Auckland Mayoral Literary Grant in 2015 for his study of the city's Great South Road and wrote The Stolen Island with the help of a D'Arcy Literary Residency. He contributes regularly to the online arts journal Eyecontact and blogs at readingthemaps.blogspot.co.nz

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