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My Name Is Davy Lowston

Davy lowston cover.
Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

by Alan Bagnall

illustrations by Spike Wademan 

This text is a fictionalised recount. Davy Lowston was among a group of sealers set down on the Open Bay Islands (off the west coast of the South Island) in 1810. The ship that was to pick them up sank in a storm, and the men were marooned for four years. Their story is the basis of one of the earliest folk songs in New Zealand.

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Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: castaways, folk songs, New Zealand history, sealers, seals, shipwrecked, survival, whalers

In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

Publication date: May 2016

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