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Journey under warning

Author: Elsie Locke; Margaret Chapman
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Oxford University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tale about the adventures of a fifteen-year-old boy, Gibby Banks, set in the Nelson-Marlborough area of New Zealand in 1843. Gibby goes to work as a camp boy with a survey party exploring the unknown countryside out of Nelson. The land they are to survey, the Wairau Plain, will not be yielded lightly by the Māori who claim it. When the expedition proceeds, despite the warnings of the chief Te Rauparaha, Gibby  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Children's fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsie Locke; Margaret Chapman
ISBN: 0195580966 9780195580969
OCLC Number: 19663448
Notes: Novel for children.
Description: 192 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Elsie Locke ; [illustrations by Margaret Chapman ; maps by Libby Plumridge].

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A tale about the adventures of a fifteen-year-old boy, Gibby Banks, set in the Nelson-Marlborough area of New Zealand in 1843. Gibby goes to work as a camp boy with a survey party exploring the unknown countryside out of Nelson. The land they are to survey, the Wairau Plain, will not be yielded lightly by the Māori who claim it. When the expedition proceeds, despite the warnings of the chief Te Rauparaha, Gibby soon finds himself caught up in dispute which becomes dangerously explosive. Includes historical notes. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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