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Ocean's Justice
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Series: Turbulence and Triumph · Ocean's Gift. Price: Free! Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa. Scottish engineer William McGregor boarded the Trevessa in search of adventure. He finds a crew convinced their ship is cursed, as he fights to protect the mysterious girl and bring her safely to shore. When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?
Ocean's Trial
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Series: Turbulence and Triumph · Ocean's Gift. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Smuggled ashore by Merry D’Angelo, Maria begins her new life in the colonial port of Fremantle. With the help of a fisherman named Tony, she fights to find her place among a people so different to her own. Yet danger lurks beneath the surface as her past races to catch up with her; threatening her future and her friends, and forcing her to choose between her old love and the new.
Ocean's Triumph
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Series: Turbulence and Triumph · Ocean's Gift. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,830. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Maria thought stowing away on a ship to follow the man she loves was a great idea – but sleeping in the cargo hold and fighting rats for food isn’t at all what she bargained for, and that’s before she reaches her destination: desolate Christmas Island. Now the man who was once her world won’t even look at her. It’s time to lay the ghosts of their past to rest…or are some ghosts not dead at all?
Click Go The Shears
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Series: Outback Australia, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: Australian English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
"Click Go the Shears" is a traditional Australian folk song. The song details a day's work for a sheep shearer in the days before machine shears. The enduring popularity of this song reflects the traditional role that the wool industry has played in Australian life.
Wonderboy
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Price: Free! Words: 50,050. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend. When Mel and her mother move in next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. But as Jack and Mel become inseparable, forces conspire to tear them apart and shake up the sleepy town forever. Playful ... magical ... moving.
Tendarrum
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,490. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Tendarrum. A vast pastoral empire in south-eastern Australia that James Allerton claims and struggles to hold despite fire, flood, drought, economic recession and the traditional, indigenous owners. Tendarrum is the story of an intrepid pioneer at odds with the rapid social and political changes occurring in Victoria after the Gold Rush and a family divided by lust, greed and jealousy.
When I grow up to be a man.
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Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: Australian English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Kalel Eihctir. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
A poem as written by Laurie.
Jessie James - Lady Bushranger
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Series: Outlaws of Australia. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,130. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
You share the emotions of a teenager as she frees herself from her present life of drudgery, and becomes a bushranger, because she yearns for a new, adventurous lifestyle.
Aussie Yarns And Australian Legendary Folklore
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Shadowlight Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australia is a very isolated land with its own history, its own creatures and its own legends. R.e. Taylor has taken ages old stories as well as modern legends and have given them new life, but there are NOT any stories about sharks or crocodiles. They are way to tame for this book. Instead. Taylor writes about killer cassowaries, monster killer fish and the feared Min Min Lights and other stories
Mowbray Brothers
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.