Paperback | English
When writing this book, Franki Wood tried to imagine the feelings of people coming from crowded cities or cultivated farmlands to the raw country that was New Zealand in the times of early European settlement.
These people arrived to find heavily bush-clad hills and vast empty spaces, with simple transport and accommodation. They met, for the first time, the original occupants of the land, the Maori people.In Raw Country, a group of brave pioneers have hopes and dreams for a new life.
Captain James Powel plans to finish his time in the English Army and become a landholder for the first time. Tim, a courageous orphan, ships out as a cabin boy, with the hope of making his mark in a new country. Sergeant Bullen, a bully and a braggart, cruel and vindictive, will let no one get in his way. Lady Susan Ellis, widowed on her wedding day, is determined to make her way in this raw country.
Will their dreams come true?