Gumdigger : Northland, 1899-1900 / by Kath Beattie.

By: Beattie, Kath, 1937- [author.]Contributor(s): Beattie, Kath, 1937-. Poor man's gold [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand storyPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2011Description: 179 p. : portraits, photographs, map ; 20 cmISBN: 9781775430360 Other title: Gum digger : Northland, 1899-1900Subject(s): Kauri gum -- New Zealand -- History -- Children's fiction | Gum digging -- New Zealand -- History -- Children's fiction | Northland (N.Z.) -- Children's fiction | New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Diary fiction. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: 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 ...
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Novel for children.

Originally published as: Poor man's gold. 2008. (My story series).

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 ...

Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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