Stars of Orion

Author(s): Diane Miller


The story follows the adventures of a boy in 1861 who sets off from the early town of Dunedin to find his father, a digger at Gabriel's Diggings. There were no roads, no bridges, no maps and no shops along the 80 mile trek - and certainly no schools at the goldfields when he gets there! Life on the goldfields was no easier, but the early adventurers were a hardy lot and determined to make their fortune. The book is suitable for ages 5 to 8 years and can be used on more than one level. Children can enjoy reading an adventure story of a boy heading off alone into an unknown world. It would also be a useful resource for teachers and parents, a "springboard" for discovering more about this period of extreme adventure - the golden decade of New Zealand goldrushes, and the opening up of our southern frontier.


Product Information

Diane Miller wrote Alice's Adventures at the Castle and co-authored Macandrew Bay - a history of a community on the Otago Peninsula. She has spent many years working with books, managing the family business Tapui Children's Books for many years. This is her second picture book.

General Fields

  • : 9780986453571
  • : Lifelogs Ltd
  • : Lifelogs Ltd
  • : February 2011
  • : 270mm x 215mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : March 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diane Miller
  • : Paperback
  • : P.G. Rob
  • : 32
  • : fully illustrated watercolour