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Be Counted: The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin, 1893

Be Counted: The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin, 1893
 

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869438371
Barcode 9781869438371
Published 27 August 2007 by Scholastic
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By McVeagh, Janine
Series My story
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781869438371
ISBN-10 186943837X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 27 August 2007
International Publication Date 18 August 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McVeagh, Janine
Series My story
Category History
Historical Fiction
Fiction
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 33529

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Amy's father has fallen into the clutches of the 'demon drink' and, once a skilled jeweller, he is now an odd-job man who goes missing for days when he's 'on the booze'. The family is barely managing with mother's hard work. Aunt Delia and Uncle Joshua have offered 13-year-old Amy a chance at an education, if she comes and joins them in Dunedin. Amy is an aspiring artist, and it is too good a chance to turn down. Especially when she has the opportunity to meet the acclaimed woman artist Frances Hodgkins. In the hustle and bustle of big city Dunedin, Amy finds herself involved with the darker side of life through her friend Mary, who works in a sweatshop then goes missing. The backdrop to all this is Amy's observations of her Aunt's involvement with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the struggle to get women the vote.

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