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Where The Flag Floats Read & download á 106 ✓ ❴Download❵ ✤ Where The Flag Floats Author D.C. Grant – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Living in docklands of Sydney in1863 means that nimble fingers are of use to Sam Galloway than being able to read until his mother dies leaving him with a watch on which is engraved worLiving in docklands of Sydney in means that nimble fingers are of use to Sam Galloway than being able to read until his mother dies leaving him with a watch on which is engraved words he cannot read Her dying Where The Kindle words entreat him to use the watch to find his dead father’s sister. 150 years ago New Zealand's worst ever maritime disaster took place on the treacherous waters of Auckland's Manukau Harbour when the Royal Navy ship HMS Orpheus ran aground on a sandbar 189 lives were lost DC Grant who writes historical fiction for children has woven a gripping adventure story around this tragic event featuring Sam Galloway a young orphan lad from Sydney who accidentally stows away when trying to retrieve the stolen watch that is his only clue to his family origins DC Grant has researched the Orpheus the ship itself as well as the shipwreck meticulously and blends plenty of historical fact with fiction while keeping the action rolling along at great pace Life on board the ship comes alive for the reader the sounds and smells the harsh punishments; the camaraderie traditions and superstitions of the crew As well as being a rollicking good read it's an education in what life at sea was likeHighly recommended reading particularly for Australian and New Zealand 8 12 year old boys and girls A must for every school library Adults with an interest in New Zealand history should enjoy it too

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In New Zealand The uest leads him to board HMS Orpheus as a stowaway little knowing that the royal navy corvette is doomed destined to be caught in a sandbank at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour As the ship breaks apart Sam is thrown into the tumultuous seas with the crewmen many of whom peri. Great historical fiction an exciting and at times worrying adventure for a 12 year old in 1863 It covers Sam Galloways journey from Sydney to Auckland as a stowaway he is in search of his aunt as his mother has just died and his father died before he was born One learns uite a lot about sailing ships and naval practice but without it dominating too much uite a gruelling part of his life but with a positive ending

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Where The Flag FloatsSh Will Sam survive to recover the precious watch that connects him to his father and the family he never knew he had Following the events of New Zealand greatest maritime disaster this adventure story for children gives insights into the shipwreck of HMS Orpheus on the Manukau Bar on th February. An exciting historical page turner for ages from about 9 up