A New Song in the Land

A New Song in the Land

The Writings of Atapo, Paihia, C1840

Book - 2004
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Atapo, a young Māori girl, tells her story, from her capture and slavery as a young child through to her escape to the mission house in the Bay of Islands as a 14-year-old. Here she learns the new ways and language that means she is present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Although born into an important family her capture has meant she has lost her standing in her tribe, but she hopes the new skills she has acquired will mean she can return home with her head held high. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2004.
ISBN: 9781869436117
Branch Call Number: OLDER FICTION
Characteristics: 207 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Beale, Fleur 1945- Mission girl


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