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By Menefy, Diana
A small boy watches the strange events that unfold with the birth of his baby brother, who is born with a heart defect. Through his eyes we see the tragedy unfold. This book deals with death of a baby sibling for young children from the point of view of the child.
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A powerful story from our colonial past, in which the bitter clash of two conflicting sets of cultural values is explored from the point of view of a young boy who survived the infamous massacre of the Boyd.
The bitter clash of two cultures is explored through the eyes of an English boy who survives the infamous massacre on the Boyd in 1809. Fourteen-year-old Thomas Davidson joins the Boyd in London to see the world but soon finds that life at sea is not as he imagined. With a contin...gent of soldiers, a cargo of convicts and a captain who meters out brutal punishments on board, the ship arrives in Sydney and that is when things begin to go wrong.Four maori sailors join the Boyd before the ship leaves for New Zealand, and as it cuts through the Tasman Sea problems escalate culminating in the massacre. The few survivors are rescued by Alexander Berry of the City of Edinburgh and it is their enthralling story and Thomas's exploits as he makes his way back to London, which unfold in this classic adventure.Read more
Illustrated by Judkins, Kevin; Edited by Menefy, Diana; Marshall, Lesley; Illustrated by Turner, Sam
An up-close and personal account of events that occurred at Astrolabe Reef during the primary phase of the Rena salvage operation.
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