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Ma's Garden
By Elsie Johnstone
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1902 Christopher and Ethel ‘Ma’ Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper. Ma’s Garden is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations, their celebrations. ‘Ma’ planted her garden on a barren block while Christopher trusted in his future. This story is the essence of a small town, not so different from today.
An Irish Blacksmith - The trial of Duncan O'Brady
By Preston Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Discover the bloody past of Ireland; discover the new world called VanDiemen's Land in this bestselling series from Preston Child!
Thunder on the Veldt
By Daphne Olivier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,670. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
As war clouds gather over South Africa, Melinda Bellingham, daughter of a Johannesburg mining magnate, learns the shocking news that her father's suicide has left her penniless. When a relative offers her a home, she says goodbye to Jack Cartwright, the Australian digger she loves, and sets off for Ladysmith, unaware that the small town will soon be under siege.
Beyond This Story
By Lee Murray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Beyond This Story is a collection of hyperfiction - fiction based on true events - written by New Zealand intermediate school students. It includes interpretations of disasters and epidemics, some unspeakable horrors, as well as discoveries and triumphs to delight and startle the world. All are told with insight and sensitivity in the fresh voices of New Zealand’s young writing talent.
Burke and Wills
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
It was an expedition, comprehensively equipped like no other exploratory party before it or since. Despite achieving its objective of crossing the vast Australian continent from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, it ended in tragedy. It was plagued by poor decision making, harsh conditions and bad luck. The story is a tribute to brave men exploring the unknown. It is the story of the Dig Tree.
Unforgivable
By Sharon Robards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,000. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Unforgivable is the story of a teenage girl and a young nun caught up in the great religious and social upheaval brought on by Vatican II, and a thriving adoption industry driven by society’s fierce disapproval of unmarried mothers.
A Gilded Mile
By Fay Anderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,510. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Abandoned during the frenzy of the Gold Rush, a seven-year-old girl survives by scavenging and begging for food, while trying to avoid the coppers, drunks and predatory street gangs. Her extraordinary intellect has enabled her to subsist until now, but it will require all of her courage and a great deal of luck if she is to survive and prosper.
The Scapegoat
By Peter Blakeborough
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Newlyweds Cedric and Doris Asker sail for New Zealand aboard the Elingamite. But they become separated when the ship sinks near the Three Kings Islands with the loss of many lives. The Askers strive to overcome tragedy, disaster, business failure, and a wrongful murder conviction.
Rangi's War
By John Keenan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rangi's War is a story of false imprisonment, escape. and bloody retribution. After an audacious escape from the Chatham Islands, this disaffected Maori declared war on the British settlers of New Zealand and along with his band of followers, he launched a private crusade during which they massacred a large number of British and Maori alike.
A Voice to be Heard
By Dell Brand
Price: $9.63 USD. Words: 135,400. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story of two young women determined to live outside the confines of the Victorian Age and who have a lasting impact on the fledgling town of Melbourne.
Rainbird's Awakening
By Robert Menzies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rainbird relates through her diary how her father had been a secret volunteer in a highly confidential undertaking by the Menzies Government in the 1950s. She tells how her brother Archer embarks on a mission to reveal the truth, and in so doing discovers a massive government cover-up. His quest to find the truth and gain compensation is met by intimidation, bloodshed and murder.
Ned Kelly's Son
By Trevor Tucker
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What are the odds that a chance meeting of like souls in 1958 would result in the resurrection of hidden accounts of a mother and her son, whose amazing lives challenge the legend of Australia’s most iconic bushranger?
Lost Souls
By Jenny Haworth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,120. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Historical adventure and war 1899-1902 the Anglo-Boer War Imperial patriotism The siege of Mafeking The New Zealand contingents in South Africa and Zimbabwe Concentration camps World War II
Harry's War
By Sean Q Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The idyllic life of an Australian country boy is turned upside down when his country decides to fight alongside Great Britain in World War One. From promising school boy to Gallipoli veteran, this is the heart wrenching story of Harry's war.
The Destiny of Darkie Dixon
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Destiny, that amorphous but inevitable fate over which some say we have no control, was to deal unkindly with Darkie Dixon. That was not the name he was born with. It was not even a dignified Christian name. There was no way of knowing the identity which was bestowed upon him at birth! This is the story of his life ─ how his destiny was fulfilled.
The Downwinders
By Gilles Messier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australia, 1956. Luke van Houdt has escaped the ruins of war-torn Europe and settled into his new life Down Under, working for a prosperous electronics firm. The economy is booming, and life is good. But while working on a routine job, Luke stumbles upon a dark secret - one that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Traffic Lights
By Eero Tarik
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
Buckley's Chance
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,560. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In the Australian vernacular “you’ve got Buckley’s Chance” or “you’ve got Buckley’s” means “you have no chance”, or “it’s nearly impossible”; despite the eventual outcome of his adventure, the phrase is believed to refer to the improbable survival of an escaped convict, William Buckley, who lived among the Aborigines of Victoria, Australia, for thirty-two years, before returning to civilization.
The Value of Their Deaths
By Michael C. Madden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A moving tribute to all those who served in the Great War, by award winning writer, Michael C. Madden. With their passing goes not our remembrance. (All author profits from the sale of this book are donated to the Victorian TPI Association)
Escaping the Triad
By Jeremy Gadd
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1851, gold is discovered in Australia… In China a different scenario is being enacted. A young man and his sister are escaping the Triad, crossing old and decaying roofs, hiding in alleys... but it is not enough. A journey of suffering and prejudice, heartbreak and horror, but their Chinese pride remains unbroken …