Ruhen, O. (1964). Minerva Reef. Boston: Little, Brown.
Semi-fictionalised account of the wreck of the Tongan ship Tuiakaepau on Minerva Reef in 1962.
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.
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Journal, nonfiction
Interest: Sea life, survival, Pacific Island geography,