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Our Little Town
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
‘Our Little Town’ tells of the life and spirit of a Victorian fishing village through the voices of one family across five generations. Elsie Johnstone has captured the memories of 28 members of a Lakes Entrance clan stemming from William Carstairs, a founder and legendary fisherman. It colourfully re-creates growing up in a town of a few hundred people heavily dependent on the sea for survival.
My Life in the Ragtrade: An honest snapshot of the golden days of the Australian clothing trade
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,090. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / fashion & textile industry
My Life in the Ragtrade is the story of the famous Australian brand names, many developed from humble beginnings yet made in clothing factories employing thousands of people, and the grand retail stores and clothing shops that stocked those brands. Come, join Fred on a walk down memory lane through Australia's rich textile, fashion and retail history.
Oh! What An Outback Show!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Kylie Reynolds. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
True stories from Outback Australia. Tales of swimming cattle across flooded rivers, dodging saltwater crocodiles, hunting feral pigs, droving trips over wild country, catching scrub bulls, brave and loyal dogs, country racing capers and other mishaps, adventures and misdemeanors of young men in the wild untamed Gulf Country of Australia of not so long ago.
A Journey Towards Enlightenment
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by The Florida Hooiser. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, and who he really is.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles
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Price: Free! Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is a history of post WW2 Soldier Settlement in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is told by the people who lived it.
Bizarre Takings Cases in the United States and Australia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law
A dispute about who owns garbage? A court case over who gets to operate San Quentin Prison? A fight regarding use of a church pew? Bizarre as these examples sound, each was a real court case in either the United States or Australia, in which the government took private property. In clear, simple language this volume presents some of the quirkier "takings" cases in legal history.
BANABA - Land of hidden wealth
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Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The chance discovery in 1900 of an enormous quantity of phosphate mineral fertilizer ("guano") lying beneath the tiny Pacific Island of Banaba, was welcomed by the farming community worldwide. It was quickly declared a British possession-the Banaban native chiefs called together to 'lease' their land rights to the company to mine. Banaba was soon to take on the appearance of a rocky moonscape..
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951
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Price: Free! Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Mountains of My Youth 1941 to 1951 is a book about my love of mountains. It describes the history and adventures of hiking and skiing with the Rover Scouts and the Youth Hostel Association, which embraced skiing as a recreational sport when skiing was in it's infancy. and. The book describes with many photos the routes of hikes and ski tours in the Victorian mountain ranges and high country.
Old-time Sealers in New Zealand
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Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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A descriptive account and adventure of sealers hunting on the New Zealand coast in early times when fur seals were abundant. The slaughter of thousands of seals for commercial purposes ceased when it was found they were close to extinction. Conservation has seen a revival of the species.on the south island of NZ.
Whaling in early New Zealand
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A short account of the Whaling days in New Zealand. The oil from the blubber of the Whales was a valuable commodity in those days ,where it was used to light oil lamps as well as to lubricate delicate machinery and watches. The introduction of the motor car oil and petrol, gas lamps and electricity caused a gradual decline in its use. New Zealand ceased commercial whaling in 1964..
UTU
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Two hundred and fifty years ago New Zealand and its Maori inhabitants were almost unknown to the European.community. This is a true story of a tragic event that occurred in 1809 when the ship "Boyd' was looted and burned and the carnage which followed..
Through Colonial Eyes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.
The Old Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Old Man came about after a 70th birthday gathering at Cowra in 2001. My brothers were recalling growing up with our father, Ross Bernard Lamond, or as he became known, RB, RBL and The Old Man. The boys said to me, “You had better do something about getting some of them into a story before one of us passes away.’’ So, here they are.
The Roots and Evolution of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) - Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan, 9/11, China, Southeast Asia, Sea Power, ANZUS, ANZAM, SEATO
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This work investigates the roots and evolution of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the circumstances that have shaped Australian maritime policy since WWII.
"But Sir"
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is the autobiography of Mervyn Alexander McRae, Australian, born 27th November, 1914. The book describes his early life as one of fourteen children, as a young man establishing a farm under very difficult conditions, joining the army and as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War 11. After that terrible ordeal, he became a soldier settler and raised his own family on his own farm.
Confessions of a Babyboomer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,660. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A snapshot of the boyhood of an Australian babyboomer highlighting the differences between his generation and that of his parents and that of his children.
Ipswich Treasures
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A small sample of images and stories about Ipswich, Queensland
A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 (Abridged): An ESL Easy Read
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: Australian English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Twenty-year old Ellen Clacy and her brother travelled from England to the Australian goldfields at the start of the ‘gold rush’ in 1852, when thousands of people from around the world were arriving at the gold ‘diggings’. This is a short, Easy-Read adaptation of Ellen Clacy’s best-selling book.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume II Paradise Found ? (1830s to 1890s)
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is the second part of A New Life in Our History, a history of Australia and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. By the 1830s, reformers opposed to transportation were promoting a more enlightened solution to Britain’s social and economic difficulties: systematic colonisation. Paradise Found traces the experiences of some families who helped build them in New Zealand.
There Were Three Ships
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Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Three shiploads of settlers sail for a magnificent, isolated bay to establish a Utopia. But Australia, the oldest continent, settled by Europeans less than 100 years before, strikes back at the intruders through its climate, terrain and proud first people. Here in full for the first time is the award-winning story of the doomed Camden Harbour expedition of 1864-65.