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Minerva Reef

Minerva Reef - Olaf Ruhen

APA Citation: 

Ruhen, O. (1964). Minerva Reef. Boston: Little, Brown.

 

Annotation:

Semi-fictionalised account of the wreck of the Tongan ship Tuiakaepau on Minerva Reef in 1962.

 

Author Information: 

Olaf Ruhen was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1911 and served with the RNZAF during the Second World War. In 1947 he moved to Sydney and worked as a journalist for eight years. He became established as a freelance writer during the 1950s, having a number of short stories published in the Saturday evening post. From then until his death in 1989 he published a prolific quantity of documentary and fictional writing, based largely on his extensive travels in Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific.

 

Awards: N/A

 

Target Audience: Young Adult

 

Genre: Journal, nonfiction

 

Interest: Sea life, survival, Pacific Island geography,