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Skink Gully

Skink Gully
 

"The story is set on a sheep station in the Maniototo district of Central Otago, New Zealand. The main theme is conflict between traditional sheep farming and conversion to large-scale dairying which involves major modification of the environment. Wildlife are threatened, particu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780994122605
Published 1 January 2015
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
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ISBN-13 9780994122605
ISBN-10 0994122608
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Torea Press
Publication Date 1 January 2015
International Publication Date 14 August 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Category Adventure Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 145g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 610669

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"The story is set on a sheep station in the Maniototo district of Central Otago, New Zealand. The main theme is conflict between traditional sheep farming and conversion to large-scale dairying which involves major modification of the environment. Wildlife are threatened, particularly the endangered Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense) and the NZ Falcon known as Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae). Events involved in the story include seasonal drought, scrub fire, theft"--Publisher information.

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Author's Bio

Des Hunt was a science and technology teacher for many years, interspersed with periods of curriculum development both in New Zealand and overseas. During this time he had several textbooks published to support the New Zealand curriculum. In recent years he has looked at other ways of interesting youngsters in science, creating computer games and writing non-fiction and fiction with scientific themes. After living in Auckland for much of his life he moved with his wife, Lynne, to Matarangi on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula. He retired from the classroom in 2007 to concentrate on writing fiction for children. He continues his aims of fostering young peoples' natural interest in the science of their surroundings by visiting schools and libraries where he runs workshops and presentations.

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