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Not to be confused with My Story (UK) or My Australian Story.

My New Zealand Story, originally published as My Story, is a series of fictional diaries published by Scholastic New Zealand. The series was inspired by Dear America. It first launched in 2003. The series' title changed to My New Zealand Story with its first relaunch in 2010. It was relaunched again with a new cover style in 2018.

The series tells fictional accounts of events in New Zealand history. Like My Australian Story, the series features both female and male protagonists.

List of books[]

Publication order[]

Original[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Journey-to-Tangiwai 1 Journey to Tangiwai David Hill March 2003[1] 9781869434991
Better-life 2 A Better Life Amelia Batistich September 2003[2] 9781869436032
Abandon-Ship 3 Abandon Ship!
(aka The Wahine Disaster)
Shirley Corlett October 2003[3] 9781869436063
Finding-Father 4 Finding Father
(aka Gold!)
Pauline Cartwright May 2004[4] 9781869436339
Earthquake 5 Earthquake! Janine McVeagh August 2004[5] 9781869436551
New-Song-in-the-Land 6 A New Song in the Land
(aka Mission Girl)
Fleur Beale September 2004[6] 9781869436117
Below-the-Mountains 7 Below the Mountains Jean Bennett February 2005[7] 9781869436636
Chinatown-Girl 8 Chinatown Girl Eva Wong Ng May 2005[8] 9781869436599
Fire-in-the-Sky 9 Fire in the Sky Shirley Corlett September 2005[9] 9781869436926
Long-Way-from-Home 10 A Long Way from Home
(aka Here Come the Marines)
Lorraine Orman October 2005[10] 9781869436964
Escape-from-Sarau 11 Escape from Sarau Leone Morris-Bensemann February 2006[11] 9781869437008
Aquarius 12 Aquarius, My Ohu Year Jill Brasell June 2006[12] 9781869437558
Castaway 13 Castaway Bill O'Brien August 2006[13] 9781869437503
Sitting-on-the-Fence 14 Sitting on the Fence
(aka Stop the Tour!)
Bill Nagelkerke February 2007[14] 9781869437480
Kauri-in-My-Blood 15 Kauri in My Blood Joanna Orwin April 2007[15] 9781869437619
Be-Counted 16 Be Counted! Janine McVeagh August 2007[16] 9781869438371
Land-of-Promise 17 Land of Promise Lorraine Orman February 2008[17] 9781869438494
Sabotage 18 Sabotage!
(aka Rainbow Warrior)
Sharon Holt July 2008[18] 9781869438210
Poor-Man's-Gold 19 Poor Man's Gold
(aka Gumdigger)
Kath Beattie October 2008[19] 9781869439033
Mine's-Afire 20 "The Mine's Afire!" Susan Battye
Thelma Eakin
April 2009[20] 9781869438876
No-Survivors 21 No Survivors Sharon Holt October 2009[21] 9781869439231

2010 relaunch[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Castaway-2 1 Castaway Bill O'Brien July 2010[22] 9781869439910
Gold! 2 Gold!
(aka Finding Father)
Pauline Cartwright July 2010[23] 9781869439903
Mission-Girl 3 Mission Girl
(aka A New Song in the Land)
Fleur Beale July 2010[24] 9781869439897
Journey-to-Tangiwai-2 4 Journey to Tangiwai David Hill December 2010[25] 9781775430063
Earthquake-2 5 Earthquake! Janine McVeagh February 2011[26] 9781775430155
Gumdigger 6 Gumdigger
(aka Poor Man's Gold)
Kath Beattie May 2011[27] 9781775430360
Here-Come-the-Marines 7 Here Come the Marines
(aka A Long Way from Home)
Lorraine Orman January 2012[28] 9781775430766
Pandemic 8 Pandemic Sally Stone November 2012[29] 9781775430896
Wahine-Disaster 9 The Wahine Disaster
(aka Abandon Ship!)
Shirley Corlett February 2013[30] 9781775431336
Cyclone-Bola 10 Cyclone Bola Kath Beattie March 2013[31] 9781775431008
Cup-Magic 11 Cup Magic Susan Battye June 2013[32] 9781775430285
Lighthouse-Family 12 Lighthouse Family Philippa Werry November 2013[33] 9781775431473
Canterbury-Quake 13 Canterbury Quake Desna Wallace March 2014[34] 9781775431824
Harbour-Bridge 14 Harbour Bridge Philippa Werry May 2014[35] 9781775431664
Rainbow-Warrior 15 Rainbow Warrior
(aka Sabotage!)
Sharon Holt July 2015[36] 9781775433620
Bastion-Point 16 Bastion Point Tania Roxborogh February 2017[37] 9781775434795

2018 relaunch[]

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Dawn-Raid 1 Dawn Raid Pauline Vaeluaga Smith March 2018[38] 9781775434757
Chinatown-Girl-2 2 Chinatown Girl Eva Wong Ng February 2019[39] 9781775435778
Mission-Girl2 3 Mission Girl
(aka A New Song in the Land)
Fleur Beale February 2020[40] 9781775436188
Canterbury-Quake2 4 Canterbury Quake Desna Wallace February 2020[41] 9781775436324
Wahine-Disaster2 5 The Wahine Disaster
(aka Abandon Ship!)
Shirley Corlett April 2020[42] 9781775436379
Pandemic2 6 Pandemic Sally Stone November 2020[43] 9781775436010
Journey-to-Tangiwai-3 7 Journey to Tangiwai David Hill June 2021[44] 9781775436386
Stop-the-Tour 8 Stop the Tour!
(aka Sitting on the Fence)
Bill Nagelkerke July 2021[45] 9781775437178
Quarantine 9 Quarantine Philippa Werry April 2022[46] 9781775437604
Rainbow-Warrior-2 10 Rainbow Warrior
(aka Sabotage!)
Sharon Holt May 2023[47] 9781775438243
Cyclone-Bola-2 11 Cyclone Bola Kath Beattie July 2023[48] 9781775438403
Gold!-2 12 Gold!
(aka Finding Father)
Pauline Cartwright June 2024[49] 9781775437963

Chronological order[]

See also: List of books by time period
No. Title Time period
1 Land of Promise 1839 — 1840
2 A New Song in the Land 1840
3 Finding Father 1862
4 Escape from Sarau 1882 — 1883
5 Fire in the Sky 1886
6 Be Counted! 1893
7 "The Mine's Afire!" 1896 — 1898
8 Poor Man's Gold 1899 — 1900
9 Castaway 1907
10 Pandemic 1918
11 Kauri in My Blood 1921 — 1924
12 A Better Life 1924 — 1925
13 Earthquake! 1930 — 1931
14 Below the Mountains 1935 — 1936
15 Quarantine 1936 — 1937
16 Lighthouse Family 1941 — 1942
17 Chinatown Girl 1942
18 A Long Way from Home 1943
19 Journey to Tangiwai 1953
20 Harbour Bridge 1958 — 1959
21 Abandon Ship! 1968
22 Aquarius, My Ohu Year 1975
23 Dawn Raid 1976
24 Bastion Point 1977 — 1978
25 No Survivors 1979
26 Sitting on the Fence 1981
27 Sabotage! 1985
28 Cyclone Bola 1988
29 Cup Magic 1995
30 Canterbury Quake 2010 — 2011

References[]

  1. https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/my-story-journey-to-tangiwai-the-diary-of-peter-cotterill-napier-1953-paperback/2212149
  2. https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Better-Life-Amelia-Batistich/9781869436032
  3. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Abandon-Ship-Shirley-Corlett/9781869436063
  4. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Finding-Father-Pauline-Cartwright/9781869436339
  5. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Earthquake-Janine-McVeagh/9781869436551
  6. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/My-Story-Fleur-Beale/9781869436117
  7. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Below-Mountains-Jean-Bennett/9781869436636
  8. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Chinatown-Girl-Eva-Wong-Ng/9781869436599
  9. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Fire-the-Sky-Shirley-Corlett/9781869436926
  10. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Long-Way-from-Home-My-Story-Series-Lorraine-Orman/9781869436964
  11. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Escape-from-Sarau-Leone-Morris/9781869437008
  12. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/My-Story-Jill-Brasell/9781869437558
  13. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/My-Story-Bill-OBrien/9781869437503
  14. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Sitting-on-Fence-Bill-Nagelkerke/9781869437480
  15. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Kauri-My-Blood-Joanna-Orwin/9781869437619
  16. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Be-Counted-Janine-McVeagh/9781869438371
  17. https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Land-of-Promise-Lorraine-Orman/9781869438494
  18. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Sabotage-Sharon-Holt/9781869438210
  19. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Poor-Mans-Gold-Kath-Beattie/9781869439033
  20. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/The-Mines-Afire-Susan-Battye-Thelma-Eakin/9781869438876
  21. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/No-Survivors-Sharon-Holt/9781869439231
  22. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Castaway-Disappointment-Island-1907-Bill-OBrien/9781869439910
  23. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Gold-Otago-1862-Pauline-Cartwright/9781869439903
  24. http://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/9781869439897
  25. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Journey-to-Tangiwai-Tangiwai-1953-David-Hill/9781775430063
  26. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Earthquake-Napier-193031-Janine-McVeagh/9781775430155
  27. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Gumdigger-Northland-18991900-Kath-Beattie/9781775430360
  28. https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Here-Come-Marines-Lorraine-Orman/9781775430766
  29. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Pandemic-Sally-Stone/9781775430896
  30. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/The-Wahine-Disaster-Wellington-1968-Shirley-Corlett/9781775431336
  31. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Cyclone-Bola-Kath-Beattie/9781775431008
  32. https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/My-New-Zealand-Story-Susan-Battye/9781775430285
  33. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Lighthouse-Family-Philippa-Werry/9781775431473
  34. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Canterbury-Quake-Desna-Wallace/9781775431824
  35. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Harbour-Bridge-Philippa-Werry/9781775431664
  36. https://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/product/Rainbow-Warrior-Auckland-1985-Sharon-Holt/9781775433620
  37. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Bastion-Point-Tania-Roxborogh/9781775434795
  38. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Dawn-Raid-Pauline-Vaeluaga-Smith/9781775434757
  39. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/My-New-Zealand-Story-Chinatown-Girl-Eva-Wong-Ng/9781775435778
  40. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/Mission-Girl-Fleur-Beale/9781775436188
  41. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/Canterbury-Quake-Desna-Wallace/9781775436324
  42. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/My-New-Zealand-Story-the-Wahine-Disaster-Shirley-Corlett/9781775436379
  43. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/My-New-Zealand-Story-Pandemic-Sally-Stone/9781775436010
  44. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/My-New-Zealand-Story-Journey-To-Tangiwai-David-Hill/9781775436386
  45. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/My-New-Zealand-Story-Stop-the-Tour-Bill-Nagelkerke/9781775437178
  46. https://www.fishpond.com/Books/Quarantine-My-New-Zealand-Story-Philippa-Werry/9781775437604
  47. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/Rainbow-Warrior-My-New-Zealand-Story-Sharon-Holt/9781775438243
  48. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/Cyclone-Bola-My-New-Zealand-Story-Kath-Beattie/9781775438403
  49. https://www.wheelersbooks.co.nz/product/Gold-My-New-Zealand-Story-Pauline-Cartwright/9781775437963

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