Castaway: Disappointment Island, 1907 (My New Zealand Story)

Author(s): Bill O'Brien

Children Fiction

Samuel, the keeper of this diary, is 13 when he signs on as a cabin boy aboard a vessel bound for Sydney. The barque Dundonald founders and sinks off Disappointment Island (part of the Auckland Islands group) in the ocean south of New Zealand on 6 March 1907. Fifteen survivors endure a harsh winter on this remote island until their rescue in late November that year. Samuel Clark is a fictional character, however the other survivors are all based on the real people. Previously published as Castaway : The Diary of Samuel Abraham Clark (My Story series).


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General Fields

  • : 9781869439910
  • : Scholastic
  • : Scholastic
  • : 198x128mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill O'Brien
  • : Paperback
  • : NE
  • : 208pp