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All I Want
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.85 from 20 reviews)
A short story. In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.
After the Dance
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
Lesson Plan - Letters of a Convict Girl - Grades 4-6
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Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Week-long Lesson Plan in Story & Language Assessment using the text 'Letters of a Convict Girl - Age 11' by Kate Walker. ~ Questions on content, language use and text interpretation. ~ Letter Writing Model and Task. ~ Suitable for classroom and home schooling.
The Caroline
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Susan Unwin is an emigrant sailing from England to Australia in the Nineteenth century. Tragedy befalls the ship and they are close to sinking, but an American captain finds them adrift in the middle of the ocean and offers help. As the ship struggles towards its destination, Susan’s daydreams torment her with her own tragedy.
Hedging Bets
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Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
Balls (September 1981)
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Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A short story, complimentary to The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, based on actual events, set two years later. Jude and Su have got embroiled in violent civil conflict that threatens to tear New Zealand-Aotearoa apart. Of course NZ being NZ it could only be about Rugby!
Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A New Zealand short story of 1500 words. Descriptive and punchy with a twist in it tail.
Letters of a Convict Girl, Age 11
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
At age 11 Rosie O'Brien is sentenced to 14 years in prison and transported to the other side of the world – the far Colony of New South Wales. In this wild place she has only herself to rely on. Her letters home record the trials, hardships and miracles that befall her. Somewhere in this God forsaken land is her convict father, but is he alive? Based on actual convict experiences.
Potatoes to Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
Snow Gum River
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Trailblazer
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Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Trailblazer is a novel based on the lives and times of the author’s great grandparents and their family. From their farm in Scotland in 1851 they migrate to South Australia by sailing ship, Join the gold-rush to Ballarat, where they strike gold, pioneer the timber and flour-milling industries and participate in pre-federation politics.
Traffic Lights
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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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. 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.
Farewell Old Girl
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Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
FREE - We shared an endless summer of adventure and fun, she was an icon of freedom and was now gone. A true story.
Blackwell Down Under
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Cane Hollow Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Caleb Blackwell found no luck in the California gold mines... but there is a new rush, in a place called Australia. Unfortunately, Blackwell arrives just in time to be caught up in one of the most violent uprisings in that land's history... Read the whole Blackwell series! "Blackwell's Run" was nominated for the 2011 Peacemaker Award for best western short story!
Adventures in Time
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
The Irish Annals of New Zealand
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Irish Annals of New Zealand was written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Zealand as an English colony in 1840. The novel is a Joycean 'tour de force' through the history of NZ from the Irish point of view rather than the English one.
The Alone Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Alone Man draws on the concept of ‘dreamtime’. It is a ‘double love story’ about a man’s love for his wife and family and his love of the land and nature.
Ebb And Flow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Two centuries of one of Australia's founding families unfold as generations are shaped and moulded by historic events, relationships, and the grand and majestic sweep of the Hawkesbury River. One in a series of ten short stories published in a compilation entitled A Collection Of Dirty Little Stories.
The Silent Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Irish convict in this true story battles with authority across three continents. The story unites major events from convict life in Australia and the gold rushes of Victoria and California. It includes Australia’s first ever Escort Robbery; a great mystery of the sea; executions; corruption and crime. A truly international story with a pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero.