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A Tent in the Bush: William and Jeanie Wallace's North Auckland Story

A Tent in the Bush: William and Jeanie Wallace's North Auckland Story
  

Spurred on by the death of their first child, courageous young Scots Irish couple William and Jeanie Wallace go on the adventure of their lives to settle in 1860s New Zealand. Follow three generations of the Wallace family from rural Ireland during the potato famine, to Scotti... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260630
Published 13 April 2017 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Boyd, Fraser
Illustrated by Cover Photo: Garside, Alexander
Illustrated by Line drawings : Garside, Rosemary
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ISBN-13 9781927260630
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 13 April 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Boyd, Fraser
Illustrated by Cover Photo: Garside, Alexander
Illustrated by Line drawings : Garside, Rosemary
Category Adventure / Thriller
Historical Adventure Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Number of Pages 194
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 759809

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Spurred on by the death of their first child, courageous young Scots Irish couple William and Jeanie Wallace go on the adventure of their lives to settle in 1860s New Zealand.

Based on real people, readers will soon get wrapped up in their story of hopes and dreams fulfilled, of escape from drab Scottish industrial towns and of the realities of starting again in an alien land.

The new colony enticed settlers from Britain by offering free, native bush covered land. In William and Jeanie's case it was North Auckland. After spending a few months in Auckland to build up their reserves of funds and goods, William and Jeanie sail north and then slog overland by cart to their new home - literally, a tent in the bush.

Follow three generations of the Wallace family from rural Ireland during the potato famine, to Scottish mining towns and on to eventual hard-won prosperity in New Zealand.

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Author's Bio

In 1957, at the age of 18, Fraser Boyd joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a photographer. After 18 years and many fascinating experiences, he transferred to the Management Services Branch of the NZ Defence Force (NZDF), where he served in numerous capacities for the next 36 years, in uniform and later as a civilian. His final job before retirement was to manage the treaties and arrangements that the NZDF has with other defence forces around the world. Margaret and Fraser have two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren to keep their retirement busy. They also have an active role in their church and Fraser is a Justice of the Peace. This is his second novel.

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