Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck



Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck is for older children and tells the compelling true story of how an Aboriginal stockman and a white farm girl rescued some shipwrecked people from the West Australian coast in 1876. They were awarded medals from the Royal Humane Society for their efforts.

Stockman Sam is out with his horse tracking stray cattle. Suddenly he hears the cries of shipwrecked people in the wild sea off Calgardup Bay. Sam gallops back to the homestead to tell them what has happened, and their young daughter, Grace, races out and jumps on her horse.

The Aboriginal man and the young girl perform amazing acts of courage, until finally all the people are pulled from the water.

The book is superbly designed with thick water-marked pages and fine drawings that bring the story to life.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck, <>, retrieved 21 September 2020

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