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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Memories of the Bush
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Price: $1.99 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.
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.
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..
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.
The Christchurch Destructor
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of the Destructor is interesting, partly because it is a story untold, and partly because of the controversy surrounding the decision to build the furnace.
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..
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
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.
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.
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..
Who Owns the Fish?
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Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
This paper discusses the Treaty of Waitangi in the light of the Muriwhenua Fishing Report.
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.
Antarctic Diaries of the Heroic Era
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Extracts from the Heroic Era Antarctic expedition diaries exemplify the immediacy and continuity of such records, qualities that are not consistently present in the other forms of recording. The diaries emerge as the most truthful, dependable and encompassing record of the Heroic Era polar experience.
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.