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Title The gumdigger's wife /
Christel Jeffs.
Author Jeffs, Christel, author. (1)
Publisher Christel Jeffs, [Whangarei] New Zealand
Published [2016]
ISBN 9781537468112
1537468111
MARC No ocn978284618
Pages 389 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes Novel.
"New bride, new land"--cover. "Today Emmalina will marry a photograph... The year is 1905. Dalmatia, Emmalina's birthplace, is shrinking in the shadow of Amerika the name of any place that offers 'a better life'. Men are leaving the country in droves. Women are betrothed to strangers and shipped away from their struggling village homes. After saying her vows in Dalmatia, Emmalina will sail to New Zealand and join Johan Turk on the northern gumfields, where men and women slave over miry ground to dig up remnants of the valuable kauri gum resin. Emmalina's unwelcome marriage to Johan becomes a battle between her desire for distance and his determination to make the marriage work.
Subject Dalmatians New Zealand History 20th century Fiction. (1)
New Zealand History 20th century Fiction. (3)
New Zealand fiction 21st century. Nz (135)
Historical fiction. (915)
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Holdings Dargaville Fiction (New Zealand) JEF Issued

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