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All I Want
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.85 from 20 reviews)
A short story. In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.
After the Dance
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
Lesson Plan - Letters of a Convict Girl - Grades 4-6
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Week-long Lesson Plan in Story & Language Assessment using the text 'Letters of a Convict Girl - Age 11' by Kate Walker. ~ Questions on content, language use and text interpretation. ~ Letter Writing Model and Task. ~ Suitable for classroom and home schooling.
Balls (September 1981)
Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A short story, complimentary to The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, based on actual events, set two years later. Jude and Su have got embroiled in violent civil conflict that threatens to tear New Zealand-Aotearoa apart. Of course NZ being NZ it could only be about Rugby!
Potatoes to Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
The Caroline
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Susan Unwin is an emigrant sailing from England to Australia in the Nineteenth century. Tragedy befalls the ship and they are close to sinking, but an American captain finds them adrift in the middle of the ocean and offers help. As the ship struggles towards its destination, Susan’s daydreams torment her with her own tragedy.
Hedging Bets
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
Carve Their Names: An ANZAC Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Join Second Lieutenant Kelly as he leads his platoon of ANZAC soldiers in a mad charge onto the beach at Gallipoli.
Lost
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A New Zealand short story of 1500 words. Descriptive and punchy with a twist in it tail.
Mowbray Brothers
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet.
Snow Gum River
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Letters of a Convict Girl, Age 11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
At age 11 Rosie O'Brien is sentenced to 14 years in prison and transported to the other side of the world – the far Colony of New South Wales. In this wild place she has only herself to rely on. Her letters home record the trials, hardships and miracles that befall her. Somewhere in this God forsaken land is her convict father, but is he alive? Based on actual convict experiences.
Farewell Old Girl
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship
(4.00 from 1 review)
FREE - We shared an endless summer of adventure and fun, she was an icon of freedom and was now gone. A true story.
Traffic Lights
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Urban
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
Trailblazer
Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Trailblazer is a novel based on the lives and times of the author’s great grandparents and their family. From their farm in Scotland in 1851 they migrate to South Australia by sailing ship, Join the gold-rush to Ballarat, where they strike gold, pioneer the timber and flour-milling industries and participate in pre-federation politics.
Robber Crabs
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wiki had been enjoying life in the East Indies and the South China Sea. He could speak the local language, so had sailed happily on coastwise craft in the company of Bugis rogues and pirates. But then George Rochester had arrived on the Potomac, and while it had been delightful to get together with his old college friend, it had also ruined Wiki’s current existence. Because of that twice-damned d
Buckley's Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
In the Australian vernacular “you’ve got Buckley’s Chance” or “you’ve got Buckley’s” means “you have no chance”, or “it’s nearly impossible”; despite the eventual outcome of his adventure, the phrase is believed to refer to the improbable survival of an escaped convict, William Buckley, who lived among the Aborigines of Victoria, Australia, for thirty-two years, before returning to civilization.
Adventures in Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
Blackwell Down Under
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Cane Hollow Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Caleb Blackwell found no luck in the California gold mines... but there is a new rush, in a place called Australia. Unfortunately, Blackwell arrives just in time to be caught up in one of the most violent uprisings in that land's history... Read the whole Blackwell series! "Blackwell's Run" was nominated for the 2011 Peacemaker Award for best western short story!
Anzac Spirit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.

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