Gordon Campbell is a New Zealander who has taught history for many years. He has written teaching resources, magazine articles about historic events and a children’s book about an encounter between Captain James Cook and a young Māori boy. When he was young, reading newspaper reports of an expedition to find the wreck of the General Grant, sparked a lifelong interest in this, and other wrecks on the Auckland Islands.
The Island of Sunken Treasure
Over 150 years ago, when the sailing ship General Grant was wrecked on the rugged coastline of the isolated Auckland Islands, far to the south of New Zealand, the survivors had to pit themselves against nature. Wild animals, fish and birds became their main means of survival. Stranded on a cold, ble...