The Voyage To New The Voyage To New Zealand Zealand Hi my name is Joshua and I’m 11 Hi my name is Joshua and I’m 11 years old. The year today is 1830. years old. The year today is 1830. My parents died when I was 10. I’m My parents died when I was 10. I’m poor and when I don’t have enough poor and when I don’t have enough food, I sometimes steal it. also I food, I sometimes steal it. also I come from a small village in come from a small village in Chelsea. ( Which is in England of Chelsea. ( Which is in England of course.) course.)
1. The Voyage To New Zealand Hi my name is Joshua and Im 11
years old. The year today is 1830. My parents died when I was 10.
Im poor and when I dont have enough food, I sometimes steal it.
also I come from a small village in Chelsea. ( Which is in England
2. Day 1
Im getting on the ship in 30 minutes, Im so excited. I can also
see lots of people being excited too.
3. Day 1 on the ship
When everyone got on the ship, our captain introduced himself.
He said that his name was Captain Edwards. So far he is being nice
4. Day 7
This is my 7 th day on the ship and there is seasickness going
on already. Today (3 hours ago) an old woman died because she got
the flu from the rats on the ship. I was so scared but Captain
Edwards put his right hand on my shoulder and said dont worry son
there is nothing to be scared of while youre with me.
5. Day 12 Dear diary, today I made a new friend. His name is
Steve. He is 12 years old and he doesnt have any parents. They died
when he was 5. He told me he worked everyday and got paid 2 pounds
a day so thats how he bought a ticket.
6. Day 15
Everyday me and Steve like to watch how dolphins jump all
around the boat. Steve said Maybe they are traveling to New Zealand
as well. Maybe, I said.
7. Day 17
8. Day 19
9. Day 20
I was playing with Steve then I made a new friend called
Andrew. We play every day and we are all in the same cabin! Today
one of the sailors' died because he fell in the ocean and he was
10. Day 25
We have been bored, because a family also on the other side of
our cabin got sick . Me and my friends have a teacher. We have been
doing some fun work with her (not as boring as in Chelsea,
11. Day 50
Me and my friends got sick and we have to lie in bed. A couple
of hours later our captain came into our room and gave us a hot cup
of tea and some cookies. It was so good I think its the best food
we have had in a couple of days.
12. Day 51
I see land I cried out and me and my friends all run and look.
We are so happy. And also we are so close to getting to New
Zealand. Altogether 7 people died. Andrew said that we are so lucky
to be alive.
13. Day 52, We are here!
Im so happy we are here in New Zealand! Me and my friends met
some Maori people and we started working for them and living with
them. After all Im not hungry any more.
14. Dear Diary
Hello, do you remember me! My name is Joshua and Im 30 years
old now. There are over 1 thousand people living in this city (the
city Im living in is Christchurch). The year today is 1850. I have
a wife now and two children (boy and a girl called Edward and