Nuclear Bombs, Basic atomic structure, carbon dating. These are all linked by one person, Ernest Rutherford. Ernest Rutherford was born in Nelson in 1871. His mother believed “all knowledge is power” and so ensured he and his siblings received a good education. He went to Havelock school and then Nelson college before he won a […]

In the film “Dark Horse” directed by James Napier Robertson the character Genesis Potini has been kicked out of a chess competition because he was repetitively speaking out of turn. This is also the scene where Michael wins the chess competition. Robertson uses this scene to reinforce a sense tension, nervousness and mental instability in […]

High country river The poet uses onomatopoeia in the poem. They use the onomatopoeia to create the sound and image of the water and boulders moving and grinding against each other. This gives the reader a more exact view into what the writer was seeing or hearing. The overall effect on the poem the creation […]

Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text and/or how this character helps you understand an important theme/idea in the novel.   In the novel ‘Wild Pork and Watercress’ the character Ricky Baker matures and changes through out the story. Starting out […]

Written in 1986, Wild Pork and Watercress, by Barry Crump, is the story of Ricky Baker.  Ricky is a 12 years and 3 weeks old, quarter Maori boy. Told in the first person narrative, Ricky tells his story with humor. Ricky is a victim of racism and the New Zealand social welfare system. He continues […]

1) a)In poem ‘Milking Before Dawn’ the poet uses a Simile to show how black and shiny in the rain the cows are. It also compares the cows to rocks because they are not moving because it is cold. b)This comparison is a simile because it uses as in it. It is a direct comparison […]

He’d fallen over a cliff And he’d broken his leg. Just a mustering dog. And he looked at me, there on the hill, showing no hurt, as if he’d taken no ill, And his ears, and his tail, And his dark brown eyes too, Said plainly, “Well, Boss, what do we do? Any more sheep […]


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