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Fire in the sky : the diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886 #2020

Fire in the sky the diary of James Collier Tarawera In the late nineteenth century James Collier travels to the famous Pink and White Terraces in the Rotorua lakes region Strange things begin to happen during his stay at the village of Te Wairoa inclu

  • Title: Fire in the sky : the diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886
  • Author: Shirley Corlett
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fire in the sky : the diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886 By Shirley Corlett, In the late nineteenth century James Collier travels to the famous Pink and White Terraces in the Rotorua lakes region Strange things begin to happen during his stay at the village of Te Wairoa, including sightings of a phantom war canoe and disturbances in the water at Lake Tarawera Meanwhile, beneath Mt Tarawera volcanic forces gather The year is 1886, and the name TaIn the late nineteenth century James Collier travels to the famous Pink and White Terraces in the Rotorua lakes region Strange things begin to happen during his stay at the village of Te Wairoa, including sightings of a phantom war canoe and disturbances in the water at Lake Tarawera Meanwhile, beneath Mt Tarawera volcanic forces gather The year is 1886, and the name Tarawera is about to become famous throughout the land Includes brief historical note and photographs.

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    1 thought on “Fire in the sky : the diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886

    1. I really enjoyed this historical, young adult book It is written as if by a 14 year old boy, James Collier who was a tourist at Lake Tarawera at the time of the 1886 eruption It was extremely well written and based on historical events with many of the actual figures from the events described and written about in the book.I found the views on the Maori culture and the Pakeha culture fascinating The characters had great depth and were well described.Living in Rotorua I found hearing about the are [...]

    2. A good read it really is.Written from the perspective of a 14 year old Auckland schoolboy, who is visiting the Pink and White Terraces with his father.The book in diary form describes the country, the region and the eruption as one living through it.Although, a young adults book, it is suitable for any age wanting a quick historical based story about the Tawawera eruption, live in the thermal area of New Zealand during this period.

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