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Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse

Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse.

by Tricia Glensor

New Zealand’s coastline has always been a dangerous place for ships and boats. Early Māori knew that. Several traditional stories tell of waka being washed onto rocks in storms. Since the 1790s, when the first Pākehā reached New Zealand, more than 2,300 ships have been wrecked in New Zealand waters.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: “Journey on the Sea” SJ L3 Aug 2018 | “Six Photos” SJ L3 Aug 2016 | “My Name is Davy Lowston” SJ L2 May 2016 | “What a Disaster!” SJ L2 Aug 2012 | “Building for the Future” Mahi Tahi, Connected 3, 2017 | “Life Jackets” JJ 54 | “An Island in Time” SJSL 2011

Topics: benefit, change, coastlines, employment, Fresnel lens, history, jobs, lenses, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, maritime safety, Mary Jane Bennett, New Zealand history, Pencarrow, shipwrecks, technology, Wellington Harbour, work

In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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