Author: Esler, Lloyd
Publication date: 31/01/2022
Imprint: Austin Macauley Publishers
New Zealand’s first whaling station was set up in Fiordland, in the late 1820s.
Amongst the crew was a ten-year-old boy. This story is his imagined journal of the year 1830, and although fiction, it is based on actual events and is a realistic portrayal of conditions at the home.
Jack Fletcher is a typical boy in many ways but he faces life with courage, humour and honesty.