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Mowbray Brothers
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet.
Carve Their Names: An ANZAC Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Join Second Lieutenant Kelly as he leads his platoon of ANZAC soldiers in a mad charge onto the beach at Gallipoli.
Forgiven
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,990. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Richard meets the love of his life, before leaving New Zealand to fight the Boers, but once in South Africa he becomes part of a team to hunt down a notorious anarchist and is drawn down a trail of misadventure and murder that is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his nemesis face to face. Forgiven is set in the English colonies of New Zealand and South Africa .
Elizabeth's Diaries
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Elizabeth and Gordon Tregowarth begin their married life on Duffield Station in Skippers Canyon in 1887. When tragedy strikes Elizabeth’s life spirals into an unimaginable horror. The story jumps a hundred years to the next owners of Duffield Station and a chance discovery by a visitor to the farm creates a link to the past which helps to unravel the mysteries of the tragedy one hundred years ago.
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.
The Same Old Things
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Rosy Garland Books. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
An effervescent vintage shortie reminding us of the things we forget to love because they are always there. .Two strange, festive old women, Esther and Gladiola; romp through the meadows of yesteryear, bringing you the wild nectar of cottage daffodils.
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.
Tempting Fate
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Price: Free! Words: 43,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Some may say Henry has a death wish. While he is an accomplished daredevil tightrope walker in colonial Sydney, Australia he is set on achieving 'higher and longer' walks . Even when a devastating accident forces a change of direction, his imagination and drive see him soaring to heights beyond his wildest dreams while tempting and falling victim to fate itself...
Scarlet Runner
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Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of the worker, the town and the government. None could have forseen its devastating effects or the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. The story follows Archie and Mary struggling to find love against a turbulent industrial dispute. Battles were fought and lost, love won and lost, men died. The strike was never called off.
Beyond This Story
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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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. 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
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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
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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 Destiny of Darkie Dixon
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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
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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
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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.
The Value of Their Deaths
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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)
The Dairy Cottage
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Series: Cavendish Court, By the River, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Arriving on a convict ship in 1815 into New South Wales, Australia, Elizabeth must learn to survive her wrongful conviction and unwelcome conscription as dairy maid to the local dairy cottage. Her wretched situation requires all her strength and cunning to navigate the brutality of this convict settlement and strive to become free again and, hopefully, live the life she was meant to live.