"The mine’s afire!" : the journal of Tommy Carter, Brunnerton, 1896

The mine s afire the journal of Tommy Carter Brunnerton Based around the Brunner Mine Disaster of the biggest industrial accident in New Zealand s history In this story Thomas has been sent a journal from his grandmother back in England with the re

  • Title: "The mine’s afire!" : the journal of Tommy Carter, Brunnerton, 1896
  • Author: Susan Battye
  • ISBN: 9781869438876
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • Based around the Brunner Mine Disaster of 1896, the biggest industrial accident in New Zealand s history In this story, Thomas has been sent a journal from his grandmother back in England, with the request that he fill it in over the following 12 months and then send it back to her so that she will get to know the grandson she has never met Includes historical note.

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    1. This was a re-read for me, but a book I enjoyed regardless. This series is absolutely fantastic for the history nerds among us. I adore history, but it's never something I'm actually willing to research. These books taught me so much about New Zealand history, and this one in particular taught me about a disaster I'd never heard of before. The way this story was written made it easy to understand, while still encompassing the pain everyone felt. Tommy's recollections of the day of the disaster b [...]

    2. The Mine's Afire by Susan Battye. I enjoyed the book as it had a lot of twists and turns aswell as some unexpected surprises. I can't relate to any of the characters as the characters aren't like me and I haven't been in any of their situation.The Mine's Afire by Susan Battye is a book about a boy called Tommy Carter. His Uncle works in the mine and his dad works in the carpenter's shop across from the mine. One day smoke comes from the mouth of the mine. The smoke followed a loud bang. The expl [...]

    3. Very interesting story about NZs worst mining disasterthe story although set in 1896 had similarities to the Pike River disaster I learnt a lot reading this story. Interesting to me is that here in Napier (as well as other parts of NZ) they put on concerts to raise $$ to help the families effected. This may seem random but I also never knew the native Tui bird was known as The Parson bird;

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