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Gumdigger : Northland, 1899-1900, by Kath Beattie

Label
Gumdigger : Northland, 1899-1900
Title
Gumdigger
Title remainder
Northland, 1899-1900
Statement of responsibility
by Kath Beattie
Title variation
Gum digger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the hard times of the late 19th century Reuben's father goes into debt in order to move the family to the Waipara district where he runs the local store. They stock everything from hardware to food, but the locals are not in a position to pay, and as Reuben's diary begins the family has been "booted out" by the bank. The only employment available to Mr Radcliffe is gum digging. It is hard life in uncomfortable accommodation, and brings them into conflict with the local Ma¿<U+0132>ori trying to retain their land. First person recount. Includes historical notes and photographs. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
  • Reuben Radcliffe's father owns the store in the small township of Waipapa. When the bank forecloses on a loan, Reuben and his family are forced to leave their home and move into a tent. With no money and little food, Reuben has to leave school and find work. Heading north with his father, Reuben joins a gang of Dalmatian gumdiggers. He soon learns how to dig the ancient kauri gum that lies preserved in the Northland swamps. But tragedy lurks just around the corner ..
Member of
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
  • My New Zealand story
  • My New Zealand story
Target audience
pre adolescent
Gumdigger : Northland, 1899-1900, by Kath Beattie
Label
Gumdigger : Northland, 1899-1900, by Kath Beattie
Publication
Note
  • Novel for children
  • Originally published as: Poor man's gold. 2008. (My story)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
564084
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
179, [1] pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9781775430360
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP564084
  • 13509371
  • (NLNZils)1422370
  • (OCoLC)711777873
  • (Nz)13509371
  • (Nz-INFOS)563580

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