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Finding Father: The Journal of Mary Brogan is the fourth book in My New Zealand Story. It was written by Pauline Cartwright. The book was first published in May 2004 and was followed by Earthquake! by Janine McVeagh. It was reissued in July 2010 and June 2024 under the new title, Gold!.

Dedication[]

Book description[]

"It's been seven years since Mary Brogan has seen her father. He was supposed to have followed them from Australia to New Zealand, but he never turned up.
Now a new goldfield has opened up in Otago, and 13-year-old Mary overhears her aunt saying that she's sure Will Brogan will be there, as he always followed the call of gold.
And thus Mary hatches her daring plan—to make the long trek from her home in Dunedin to the Dunstan Diggings to find her father. But to do so, she will need to disguise herself as a boy...
"

"It's been seven years since Mary Brogan has seen her father. He was supposed to have followed the rest of her family from Australia to New Zealand, but he never turned up.
Now a new goldfield has opened up in Otago, and 13-year-old Mary overhears her aunt saying that she's sure Will Brogan will be there, as he always followed the call of gold.
And thus Mary hatches her daring plan—to make the long trek from her home in Dunedin to the Dunstan Diggings to find her father. But to do so, she will need to disguise herself as a boy...
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Finding Father characters
  • Mary Brogan

Author[]

Main article: Pauline Cartwright

Editions[]

Acknowledgments[]

References[]

See also[]

Resources:
File:Finding Father Teacher Notes.pdf, File:Gold! Information Sheet.pdf



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