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Okitiki Terra Incognita Hokitika / Westland
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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.
Brimstone: The North Lyell Mine Disaster
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
On Saturday, October 12, 1912, a suspicious fire broke out deep underground in a copper mine on Tasmania’s rugged west coast. Fifty men were trapped below ground for five days, as a mammoth rescue effort was undertaken to free them. At the official inquiry, one man was accused of deliberately lighting the fire to avenge the death of his brother.
The Pencil Case
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One
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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.
The Great Australian Pie: a history and culinary adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Nowhere else in the world is there anything quite like it; and nothing is more beloved by Australians. Its appeal leaps across the generations, the sexes and all the social, political and religious persuasions. It is the one thing we all have in common: it is the great Australian meat pie.
Journeys into the Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
'I have made many intriguing journeys into this land, its sacred places and its hidden past. I was always dissatisfied with the history of New Zealand we were taught at school... I felt short-changed. I couldn't understand why the Maori accounts were not an accepted part of the past, part of a truth that revealed a deeper history' - Gary Cook, explorer. This book reveals some of that truth.
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.
Flying Bass Strait
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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.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Tub: A story of Australian POWs on the Burma-Thailand Railway
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 62,050. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
"Mota Koi!" Slowly Tony walked to the edge of the platform. The Jap they called Rat-face made a long speech. Patiently, Tony listened. Suddenly Rat-face kicked him violently in the stomach - a silly thing to do, Tony thought in a detached way, to a man suffering from dysentery. Bent double with pain, Tony fell against the opposite bed platform and fouled the hut. At this there were angry outcries.
NZ: From Post-Dominion to Global Player (1968-1990)
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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.
No Road Out: Yarrabah Mission
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Yarrabah Mission was a dumping ground for Aboriginal people—especially half-caste children and women—forced from their homes by state police, who were appointed as their protectors. From its establishment in 1892, to its takeover by the Queensland Government in 1960, Yarrabah mission was a place of no return, with no way out and absolute control exercised over every aspect of an inmate's life.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume I The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s)
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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.
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.
"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.
The Worst Country in the World
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Price: $4.90 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In 1801 a Dorsetshire widow ups sticks and travels across the world with her five children to settle in a penal colony called New South Wales, then commonly regarded as the worst country in the world. Two hundred odd years later her descendant sets off to Australia to discover the story behind this extraordinary voyage.
Lost in Mangroves
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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.
The Solar Aviator
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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.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three
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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.
The Story of Australia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
We all tend to think of Australia as a country with a very short history. In fact it has one of the oldest identifiable histories on this planet dating back to when the first Aboriginal people travelled south between the ice ages. This book tells the story of Australia.