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Where No Boat Could Live

Where No Boat Could Live.

by Roger Fyfe

How do you catch fish in rough sea without the fear of sinking?

It’s easy to miss the Chatham Islands on a map – tiny specks of land, lost in the vast Pacific Ocean. It’s an unpredictable corner of the world, known for its strong winds and frequent storms. In fact, the weather can be so wild, sailors call this part of the Pacific the “roaring forties”.

Revised edition: August 2022

Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

Learning area: Social Sciences, Technology

Reading year level: 5, 6

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: adaptation, Aotearoa New Zealand histories, Chatham Islands, design, fishing, geography, history, hunting and gathering, innovation, island, map, migration, Moriori, Rēkohu, technology, waka, waka kōrari, waka pahi, wash-through waka

In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

Publication date: August 2010

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