Trapped In A Real-Life “Lord of the Flies:” Discover The Story of the Tongan Castaways

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Mete Pete Warner

Real Life Lord of the Flies Real-Life Robinson Crusoe
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Back in 1966, Australian sailor Pete Warner was trying to escape the shadow of his hardworking, wealthy father. All of his life, his father had told him the same thing over and over again: that Warner would take over the family business, whether he liked it or not. However, when he looked inward, Warner did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps. So, instead, he became a sailor!

Every chance Warner could, he went on long expeditions, far away from his father. In the summer of ’66, he had traveled to the small Polynesian island chain of Tonga. At the time, he had no idea the trip would change his life forever…