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Castaway on the Auckland Isles

Originally published 1866, by Lockwood and Co.Thomas Musgrave's account of the wreck of the Grafton.On November 12, 1863 the Grafton left Australia. On the 18th they met with foul weather that threw them off course, but nevertheless they arrived at Campbell Island dropping anchor on December 2nd. They found no tin on the island and so Musgrave deci..  More

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Cuz

River is offered the chance to crew on his uncle’s trawler – a coastal trip to get a new engine.  He finds his cousin Huia annoying – she’s all about Māoritanga while he can’t even speak the language.  When an accident leaves the two cousins stranded on the coast of Fiordland they must work together to save themselves. Includes infor..  More

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SS Penguin SOS

Set in New Zealand in the 20’s / 30’s , a young boy goes to live with his aunt and cousin following the death of his father. He begins work on a school history project which uncovers a family tragedy and a hero in the household. Based on the true sinking of the SS Penguin, a sometimes forgotten NZ maritime disaster, and on the real-life heroin..  More

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The Castaways of Disappointment Island

Originally published 1911, by S. W. Partridge & Co., Ltd.Herbert Escott-Inman's The Castaways of Disappointment Island is the true story of the wreck of the Dundonald near the Auckland Islands, a group of sub-antarctic islands lying 180 miles south of New Zealand, in 1907.The Dundonald sank on 7th March 1907 after running ashore on the west sid..  More

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