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Title   American Raft and Other Stories from the Cook Islands 

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Author   HENRY Howard  ISBN   2770000108577  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Tauranga Vanaga MoCD  Group   New Zealand View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Pacific  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2015 
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Synopsis A collection of 12 Short Stories with the lead story being about 3 American airmen who ditched their plane in the sea early 1942. After 33 days drifting in a survival raft they landed at Pukapuka in a very destitute state. They survived their ordeal with help and assistance from the people of Pukapuka.Other stories include the island of Tuanaki. This would have been the 16th island of the Cook Islands. But this island disappeared and sank below the sea in the early 1800s.Another story is about the female convict ship Lady Penrhyn while another tells of the son of an Ariki on Rarotonga who was sentenced tohang for accidently killing his wife in the 1850s. But then the Hand ofGod intervened . . . so he did not die this way.

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