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Lost in Mangroves
By Tropical Writers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Lost in Mangroves is the sixth anthology put together by Tropical Writers. You will find here creative non-fiction which tries to capture a sense of place and, sometimes, time. The place? Tropical North Queensland. The time? From the 19th to the 21st centuries. By the time you have read this collection you will be ready to pack your bags and visit us here, in Far North Queensland.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume I The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s)
By Justin Cahill
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 64,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A New Life in our History is the first account of the settlement of Australian and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. Volume I, The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s) follows the arrest of Solomon Bockerah and his transportation to Sydney on the notorious Second Fleet and the spectacular rise and fall of the emancipist Sydney merchant, John Laurie.
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family
By Fiona McPherson
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Family letters are at the heart of this book, providing a fascinating window into the social and economic life of New Zealand's European settlers, and into life in early Oamaru and Rakaia in particular.
NZ: From Post-Dominion to Global Player (1968-1990)
By Miles Cheifetz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is a social, economic and political history of New Zealand from the years 1968 to 1990. It commences with the sinking of the Wahine at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, and concludes with the disastrous Sesquicentennial. These were some of the country's most important years from a perspective of rapidly changing cultural values and politics, and painted a path for the new millennium.
Two Voyages~There and Back One Fabulous~ the other Not So Fabulous
By 8ttwmfgk
Price: Free! Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
the book describes a fabulous voyage I took from australia on the way to a working holiday in uk.. i backpacked through the uk and the continent and was one of the first backpackers to leave australia after ww2 in 1951. the return journey to australia in 1953 was a voyage that was not at all fabulous for me. both ships were migrant ships.
dMAC Digest - Vol 4 No 3
By Duncan MacDonald
Series: dMAC Digest, Vol 4 No 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: Australian English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Information on Australia's First Fleet in January 1788 commanded by Governor Phillip, giving details on the ships, crew and convicts. Also how the French under Laperouse arrived in Botany Bay just four days later. Plus health information on Hepatitis, how one can be infected and what cures are available. Finally why Late-Life Exercisers are more healthy than elderly non-exercisers.
Flying Bass Strait
By Jay Boag
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
In 1919 it was thought Bass Strait, between Tasmania and mainland Australia, would never be flown over. This is the story of how it was and how regular air services were gradually established over this stormy Strait.
Anzac & Lone Pine Revisited - 1975
By Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: Australian English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is the record of my personal pilgrimage to Anzac Cove in May 1975. There were no tour buses, no official maps and the Australian Government was actively discouraging its citizens from visiting the area because of the tense political situation between Greece and Turkey. I went anyway.
The Solar Aviator
By Rocco Cilli
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,540. Language: Australian English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Solar Aviator about lady streakers with big boobs, aircraft flying backwards, aircraft doing aerobatics, a forced landing on a highway while a road train is coming the opposite way, a wild ride on a boat in Mandurah, getting lost in Southern Cross… and a wild strip-tease in a public swimming pool.
Pigs & Me
By Valerie Cowan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Tales of the Bygone Bush.
Okitiki Terra Incognita Hokitika / Westland
By John Johnstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
In 1863 New Zealand's South Island West Coast was home to very few and almost universally known to anyone else a terrible, rugged, wild unknowable land that would never be developed for settlement. Rumors and legends fired the imagination of an adventurous few. Read about the the prelude to the great West Coast gold rushes.
German Raiders of the South Seas
By Robin Bromby
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,770. Language: Australian English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Chris O'Byrne. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A remarkable story of how three German naval raiders disrupted British shipping across large swathes of the Indian and Pacific oceans between 1914 and 1917: the buccaneering crew of the Emden casting a shadow of fear over an ocean and even audaciously shelling Madras; the Wolf which, undetected, laid mines around South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, then kidnapped a merchant freighter;
Australian Railways: Their Life and Times
By Robin Bromby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: Australian English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Chris O'Byrne. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The nightmare of three different gauges, the daunting challenge of building railways across vast open spaces often with no water supplies, the follies of railway lines that were rarely used—all this is the saga of Australian railways, the sheer hard work and suffering of those who gave their life in service to the railways.
Remember When - Memories of Ipswich
By Ipswich Library
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The many and varied recollections of Ipswich's older citizens will now live on in the cyber world. Developed through an Ipswich Libraries project, this eBook, Remember When ... Memories of Ipswich, is a collection of the memories and thoughts of Ipswich senior citizens.
A Question of Faith: A History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
By David Grant
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Christian pacifists opposed all war, at all times irrespective of political developments. They shared a core and absolute belief, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, that war was a moral and ethical sin. In March 1936, Wellington Methodist Minister Ormond Burton and his circuit steward A C Barrington established the Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand. This is it's history.
Indeterminate Sentence: A New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objector's Story
By Allan Handyside
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Compelling story of a World War II conscientious objector captures a piece of New Zealand history that is not well known. The small group of people described here had a strong influence on the thinking of others as New Zealanders later grappled with the issues raised by the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and the nuclear ships issue more recently.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three
By Tony Matthews
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,620. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Two
By Tony Matthews
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,710. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Two, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One
By Tony Matthews
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,140. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
Bread And Water: The Escape And Ordeal Of Two New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objectors
By W J Foote
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors were treated harshly. Imprisoned for their pacifist beliefs, Chris Palmer and Merv Browne were held in military defaulters’ camps in the central North Island. To bring conditions in the camps to public notice, in 1944 Chris and Merv escaped to Wellington. This classic book tells of their audacious adventure and consequent punishment.