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Land of Promise

the Diary of William Donahue, Gravesend to Wellington, 1839-

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Land of Promise by Lorraine Orman
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This is and awesome and must read book it also has so much detail!!!

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In England the land of New Zealand is being promoted as the new promised land. William (13) sets sail with his family on the Adelaide in September 1839, bound for Port Nicholson, New Zealand. The Donahues are assisted emigrants, part of Edward Gibbon Wakefield's scheme to populate New Zealand. William's father intends to set up a general store which he hopes will become Donahue and Sons. Will has other ideas. The journey is fraught with problems and scandal, even death. When they arrive, the family rapidly realises that they have been misinformed about the settlement of Port Nicholson. In addition, they find that all the goods they have brought to sell, are the very goods other immigrants have made sure they have with them. Their new life is a disaster. And the local Maori are not happy with the NZ Company's arrangements for taking over their land.

Author Biography

Lorraine Orman has also written A Long Way From Home, part of the My Story series, set in the Warkworth area during WWII, when the American soldiers arrived for training.
Release date NZ
February 25th, 2008
Collection
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
illustrated
Imprint
Scholastic New Zealand
Pages
208
Series
Dimensions
132x190x15
ISBN-13
9781869438494
Product ID
2056693

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