The Runaway Settlers

Author(s): Elsie Locke

NZ Middle Fiction

HarperCollins brings back into print a New Zealand classic. The year is 1859 and the Small family arrives in the new Canterbury colony without a penny to their name. Mother and six children have a hard beginning to their new life - all the more since they are runaways from a cruel father and husband in Australia. But there are adventures ahead ...

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Elsie Locke was born in 1912, in Hamilton; she passed away in 2001. Elsie has been described as a peace campaigner, environmentalist, novelist, historian, community worker and national treasure. Elsie was also a feminist and socialist who campaigned against nuclear weapons and wrote more than 20 books, including a number of historical novels for children and several social histories of NZ.

General Fields

  • : 9781869507695
  • : HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.125
  • : March 2009
  • : 200x130mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elsie Locke
  • : Paperback
  • : NE
  • : 823.2
  • : 175pp