Mission girl : the writings of Atapo, Paihia, c.1840 / written by Fleur Beale.

By: Beale, Fleur [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand story: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2010Edition: Redesigned edDescription: 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cmISBN: 9781869439897 (pbk.); 1869439899 (pbk.)Uniform titles: New song in the land. Subject(s): Treaty of Waitangi (1840 February 6) -- Fiction | Diary fiction | Tiriti o Waitangi | New Zealand -- History -- Fiction. -- To 1840 -- Fiction | Tāngata whenua | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Children's fiction | PakiwaitaraGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: 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. Includes glossary of Māori terms and historical note. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Novel for children.

Originally published as: A new song in the land. 2004. (My story)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201).

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. Includes glossary of Māori terms and historical note. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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