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The Tin Cry-bookcover

By: Gerard Hindmarsh

The Tin Cry

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The year is 1890, and stream tin has been sensationally discovered in southern Stewart Island of New Zealand. Elizabeth - young, gentile, sheltered, and fresh off the boat from Scotland - has arrived in remote and rugged Port Pegasus to meet George, her betrothed, who is running the only miner’s hotel there. But it is a chance meeting with miner who ends up capturing her heart, convincing her that her future is far different from what her family back home had in mind.    Playing out alongside is the professional struggle between Professor James Black of Otago University, whose fervour to find the tin-lode caused the whole crazy tin rush in the first place, and his nemesis, staunch government geologist Alexander Mackay, who becomes hell bent on bringing everyone to their senses. As the rush implodes, the end is climatic for all concerned.A well-researched story of historical fiction which accurately records New Zealand’s only tin rush, The Tin Cry takes its name from the scientific term describing the noise a bar of tin makes when it is continually bent back and forth until it eventually breaks.

Born in Wellington 1957, Gerard Hindmarsh trained first as a cartographer before shifting to journalism in 1990. His award-winning work has featured in many publications both in New Zealand and internationally, for many years and also serving as Asian correspondent for New Zealand’s National Radio. His previous books include Angelina, Swamp Fever, Kahurangi Calling, Kahurangi Stores, Outsiders, Kahawai—The People’s Dish, and Kahurangi Out West. He has five children and lives on his small farm at Tukurua in Golden Bay, New Zealand with his wife Melanie.

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