Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand

Devil's Choice
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Series: Old Balmain House. Price: Free! Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A parents worst nightmare. A small child with an incurable disease and a father who served in Vietnam and blames himself for what is happening. The family is torn apart. Finally only one choice remains to save the daughter's life, a Devil's Choice.
The Green Velvet Dress
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Price: $3.45 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: Australian English. Published: December 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Love should bring happiness and joy... but life is complicated In 1961 Jennifer Urquhart, a nineteen-year-old college graduate, is determined to succeed as the new teacher in Karriton, a rural town in Western Australia, but her plans begin to unravel from the moment she steps off the bus.
Whose War?
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A story of love and war written through the tapestry of history when WW11 reaches Australia.
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?
Copyboy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1946 copyboy Alf McGuinness lands a job at The Mirror newspaper and finds himself in a fix. He and feisty friend Jenny are small players in a post-war black market but Mirror reporters are digging for sensation in the contraband economy. As Alf and Jenny try to come to grips with their double lives, things threaten to unravel.
The Kong Meng Legacy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,920. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Opium. A shipwreck. Lost treasure and; a murder mystery: The Kong Meng Legacy is a historical thriller with the lot. Set in Melbourne in the 1850s. Three strangers’ from around the world are drawn to the Gold Rush. Their lives will collide with consequences that will reverberate to the present day.
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.
The Iron Wire: A novel of the Adelaide to Darwin telegraph line, 1871
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A young telegrapher travels halfway around the world to help create one of the technological wonders of the Victorian age: the construction of a single galvanised iron wire between Adelaide and Darwin, crossing two thousand miles of wilderness. A novel of human hope and progress in a land where men die, women are widowed, and bushrangers live by the lie and the gun.
The Windmill
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Holland 1943. The family of a young Jewish girl is killed by the Germans. She hides from them in a windmill with two members of a shot down RAF bomber, an Australian and an American. The American is captured and sent to Auschwitz. The girl and the Australian escape to England and eventually to Australia. In the years that follow the disparate lives of the three are gradually drawn together again.
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
The Emigrants - Gold & Glory
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 25, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Transport and the tyranny of distance was the real problem for the colony. Distance determined the how far wheat, the most valuable of the farm crops, could be transported. Cattle walked to market losing a little fat but the beef the small population could consume, was limited. Only sheep were valuable enough to show a profit. However, the lifeblood of the colony was labour. Then they found gold!
Young Jiffo: The American Featherweight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Much more than a boxing story, we witness the coming into manhood of Jiffo, an illiterate street brawling slum hoodlum, when Tom Riley, the retired heavyweight champion of Australia, invites him to join his boxing academy. Through the sport, Jiffo learns skill, character, and courage leading him to rise out of the no-hope existence in Sydney in 1900.
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.