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Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family
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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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pigs & Me
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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
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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.
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.
A Question of Faith: A History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
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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
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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
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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.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Two
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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
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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.
Bread And Water: The Escape And Ordeal Of Two New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objectors
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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.
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)
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.
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.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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Price: $3.70 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.