Books tagged: goldfields

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Cannibals' Gold
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Set in the wild and hard times of the 1870s this story describes in graphic detail the life of the gold-diggers in Austalia's far north amongst the fierce and cannibalistic Aborigines.This story although fictitious, is woven around actual historical events of the time. It describes the exploits of two prospectors as they gather a fortune in gold with a novel and dangerous but illegal method.
Nathaniel's Bloodline
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Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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.
Blind Hope
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Lola Catrell is a young woman who journeys to the Gulgong Goldfields in 1871 to act as tutor for 8 year old Prue. The booming goldfields township is vividly brought to life as Lola befriends Dylan, a Welsh miner and a larrikin Irishman. She battles the ruthless stepfather, a scheming paedophile and corruption that is rife within the town. Her journey begins in Sydney, her life begins in Gulgong.
The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,770. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Gary is a hardworking surface driller, in Kalgoorlie, packing up his rig for a bush stint. He fights with his wife, Sarah, and leaves with tension in the air. On a rare night out, she meets a man and, within a week, her marriage is turned upside down. It is a poignant tale of the emotional cost of endless contract work away from the home, just like in Henry Lawson's The Drover's Wife.
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.