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Reading about journeys


  • Heemi by Hone Tuwhare
  • Bus Journey South Hone Tuwhare
  • Maintrunk Country Road Song by Sam Hunt
  • The Odyssey HomerUlysses Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Cilla McQueen
  • She's Leaving Home Lennon and McCartney
  • Approach to a City William Carlos Williams
  • Riversong Sam Hunt
  • Papa Tu A Nuku Hone Tuwhare
  • Going to Sleep With Words in My Head Keith Thorsen
  • The Road Barry Mitcalfe
  • Night Mail WH Auden
  • He Never Once Lost His Way Albert Wendt


  • Mark 11
  • Stand by Me

Non Fiction

  • Roald Dahl's autobiographies, Boy and Going Solo have some wonderful chapters involving journeys.

Short Stories

  • The Yellow Brick Road Witi Ihimaera
  • Through the Tunnel Doris Lessing
  • A Kind of Madness Philip Mincher
  • Beans Patricia Grace
  • When We Stopped Elizabeth Knox
  • Journey Patricia Grace


  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • Walkabout James Vance Marshall
  • The Homecoming Cynthia Voigt
  • The Old Man and the Sea Earnest Hemmingway
  • Water in the Blood Alan Bunn
  • Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
  • Among the Cinders Maurice Shadbolt
  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
  • The Journey John Marsden
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name Margaret Craven

Published on: 23 Nov 2010