Books tagged: australian history

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The Feast of the Bunya
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
(5.00)
Ulloola Yaluma has done a bad, bad thing. Worse, everyone in the Sea Eagle clan knows about it. When the old men send him across the mountains carrying news of the great bunya feasting, Ulloola thinks he’s got off lightly. But when he begins his bride-service for his betrothed, the very beautiful and independent Baringa, things get very, very dangerous. "Very beautiful writing" ABC
Kittens In The Emu Field
Series: The Cuckoo Club Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Four travellers through the Australian Outback - two European, two Aboriginal - are stuck in a shack on the edge of the desert, waiting for nightfall. In the distance, Army trucks move on the road. Will it thwart their plans? A paranormal short story.
Children of The Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,540. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The marriage of settler couple Hestia and Adam is not happy. But one by one three intriguing strangers arrive at their lonely bush farm, and lives are changed forever. Walton's first novel is an imaginative look at 1850s South Australia, set against a background of carefully researched history. Three ancient mythologies underlie the meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures. Captivating reading.
Nathaniel's Bloodline
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.50)
A novel about Australian First Fleet convicts and their families. Nathaniel's Bloodline is based on historical events in the earliest days of convict settlement in New South Wales. It is also about fair-dinkum Aussie battlers chasing their dreams, and running from gangsters and corrupt law men. Fast moving, gripping action with lots of twists and turns.
The Drover
Series: Outback Australia, 2011. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,250. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Harry Williams from the age of ten years wanted to become a drover, like his father and grandfather before him. This is his life story of leaving school at ten years old, operating his first droving plant at thirteen years and fully operational at twenty-one years old. Droving is now a craft past its used by date. Harry Williams didn't think so.
The Schrader Letters 1871-1896
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The Schrader Letters give a wonderful insight into the triumphs and struggles, loves and hates, quarrels and makeups, birth and deaths of the family of Dr CUD Schrader in rural NSW. Covering a period of twenty five years, from 1871 to 1896, the letters are a rich social history of the time as Australia moved towards nationhood.
From Baron To Battler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The story of Dr CUD Schrader and his family who migrated from Schleswig-Holstein to Australia in 1853. Included is the diary of his son Ludwig written in 1873-74 and extensive information about members of the family with family trees for several generations. This book is a companion volume to 'The Schrader Letters' and gives more information about the family, their lives and their homes.
The Spirit of the Anzac
Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(2.00)
An emotional look at what Anzac Day means to Australians and New Zealanders.
The Eulo Queen and Other Outback and Opal Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Based on facts, this collection of Australian stories revolves around frontier life on the opal fields at the turn of the of the century (19thC to 20thC).
Soaring With Cockatoos
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The last decades of the nineteenth century. European powers are colonising the whole planet and seem unstoppable. In the British colony of Western Australia white settlers ignore the rights of the Aborigines, murder them or chase them from their land, or perhaps readmit them to work as unpaid labourers on newly created properties. This is their story...