Anton Flude

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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..
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
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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.
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..
covert operation
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Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Set in western Germany in 1947 this is a dramatised version of a true event. A young woman who has escaped from the eastern sector unwittingly exposes a forger helping to get Nazi war criminals out of Germany on false documents..
Honourable King
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Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Caught up in the Pacific slave trading during 1862, William Ellis watched astounded as their frail canoes were smashed to pieces and the natives herded below decks at gunpoint into the hold, Taken by force, the natives were destined as slaves to work in the coffee plantations and silver mines of Peru.
count von Luckner's escape
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Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
New Zealand 1917-The daring escape of Count Von Luckner, who, together with his shipwrecked crew, were held as prisoners of war on an island situated 25 miles from the mainland during the latter part of the first world war in 1917.

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