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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.
The Christchurch Destructor
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Price: Free! Words: 4,670. 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.