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Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
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Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
Two Voyages~There and Back One Fabulous~ the other Not So Fabulous
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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.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
By the Pleasing Countenance of My Superiors
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Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The life of Dungog Police Magistrate Thomas Cook, Esq. (1788-1866)
Remember When - Memories of Ipswich
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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.
Before Maori - NZ's First Inhabitants
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,540. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011 by Heather Mackay. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
This book explores a variety of evidence pointing to a long-term pre-Maori inhabitation of New Zealand. It covers the movement of people from Africa, across Asia and down through the Pacific, tracing their route by demonstrating striking similarities of language and culture. Far from being divisive, the book encourages all native-born New Zealanders to think of themselves as one people.
dMAC Digest - Vol 4 No 3
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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.
Anzac & Lone Pine Revisited - 1975
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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.
A Warrego Dreamer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Short verses from an outback Queensland poet- Betty Hockins
Shoalhaven The Third Progression
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Price: Free! Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A historic and compelling narrative of changes in land use and their influence upon the lives of residents of the Shoalhaven district of New South Wales. Ross Lamond identified those changes as Progressions, tagging them as Connection, Disconnection and Reconnection. A unique vision of change from this visionary writer.
Memories of the Bush
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Verse stories telling snippetts of life in outback Australia - on station properties and in an outback town. A life lived devoid of any luxuries, without ever a complaint, but full of simple joys, happiness and love.
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..
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..
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.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Immerse yourself in Victorian era intrigue and the world of publican Josephine. A story never before told. A suspicious death, a coroner’s inquest, a Supreme Court verdict of fraud and a family cut out of a last minute will. Did Josephine kill this man and three others? Climb aboard the investigative journey. Includes readers’ guide for book group. Follow on Twitter for added colour.
Song of the Stone
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Barry Brailsford shares his journey into sacred knowledge held close within the higher realms of the Maori and Native American worlds. The Elders said, “The stars define this moment – they open doors of opportunity- we ask you to weave words of hope for those who seek an better life and a kinder world.” This call to walk the ancient trails changed his life. Who knows – it might change yours?
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.
Daniel A Tale of Courage and Determination, of Love and Loss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A vivid, attention-grabbing insight into the everyday lives of pioneering New Zealanders, Daniel makes history come alive! A powerful and moving narrative traces Daniel Adin through the generations, from 1863 until his death in 1926. The story alternates between real-life events as they happen to Daniel and following Libby, the modern-day researcher, as she seeks his true story.
Asbestos: Death & Magic
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Price: $2.57 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Henri Sant-Cassia. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Imagine a rock that catches fire yet does not burn, strengthens construction materials, insulates materials perfectly, dampens noise, and possesses long, silky threads that can be woven into fireproof cloth. Sound impossible? This "wonder material" is asbestos.
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