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Tchernaya Creek
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: Australian English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
There is a tiny creek on Australia's east-coast Bruce Highway Queensland, called Tchernaya Creek, which is a Russian name. Research has the name coming from Russian immigrants escaping communism and building a new life in Central Queensland in the Colonial settlement era. This is the story of how Tchernaya Creek got its name.
Heartwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What is it about this pear wood which is demanding release? Can Josh find a way to fulfill the promise made many years ago?
For the Woman He loved
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Dan moves heaven and earth, and their old first home, the romantic Kowhai Gully Cottage, into town for his beloved Maye.
Little Lost Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
The Nature of a Bird - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wren sits with a newborn on her chest, another beside her, and wrestles with memories of how she arrived at this point. She is at the mercy of a woman whose dissatisfaction with her own life fuels her cruelty, and a man for whom beauty cannot be appreciated without the presence of the abhorrent. In her impossibly unbalanced world, how can she be certain of her own nat
Graylands
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This flash fiction received a commended award for prose in the 2016 Talus Prize. It looks at themes of longing, belonging and family, and was inspired by an article on the front page of The West Australian Newspaper on 9 December 1952: 'U.K. Migrants In W.A. Complain'.
Knjiga njenega jezika 2
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: Slovenian. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Haši in Jessica se poročita. Po poroki se jima v Avstraliji pridruži tudi njegov prijatelj Rakši s svojo ženo. Kmalu po tem Sah nekam izgine in ugotovijo, da so ga ugrabili v plamenu Yahres. Ko se jim druščina pridruži Hašiju odpeljejo Jessico njih pa obdržijo. Haši kmalu spozna, da je celo njegovo življenje laž in se vrti okrog vojne med njegovim plemenom in Yahri.
Child Unknown : Old Balmain House Books 2 & 3
Price: Free! Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
Who is Catherine's father? She needs to know! Her mother was raped by three men 20 years ago, one is dead, one a murderer, the third insane. Knowing may save her critically ill daughter who needs a bone marrow donor. Hidden in the shadows is another unknown child who lived many years ago, friend to Catherine and her mother in a time of vital need. Who is this child and can she help now?
The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story
Price: Free! Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Biographical
A retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow - 'The Spiv'. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product?
Unverletzt
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Irmgard and Horst escaped the chaos of post-WWI Germany to settle in the safety of a town on the other side of the world. In this award winning short story, they react to the news that Adolf Hitler has come to power in their beloved home country.
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 in the company of Bugis rogues and pirates. But then George Rochester had arrived.
The Diary of Emma Anderson - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
During a stormy night, a wounded WW1 soldier arrives at a remote New Zealand spa. The refuge is a world away from the raging combat – but the battlefield will not give up its claims so easily… _____________________________________________________________ Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded with the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.
The Rich Girl,The Poor Girl, The Coastwatcher And Me: Anecdotes And Reminiscences From The Collected Papers Of Justin Bornmann
Price: Free! Words: 60,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
On a tropical island, the truth about a shadowy war hero called The Coastwatcher connects Ruth Feingold, a career girl on vacation and Miriam Lazar, a poor girl on the run, with jaded historian Justin Bornmann in a love triangle like no other. The women set the disillusioned man on the path to redemption and prove that although love is a battle zone, it need not be a war
Ocean's Justice
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm? William boarded a ship in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves Maria from the sea. Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death follows, and she's powerless to prevent it. With the sharks circling and a storm closing in, are sirens more than just a myth?
Jessie James - Lady Bushranger
Series: Outlaws of Australia. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,130. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Action
You share the emotions of a teenager as she frees herself from her present life of drudgery, and becomes a bushranger, because she yearns for a new, adventurous lifestyle.
Mowbray Brothers
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. 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.
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.
Forgiven
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,210. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rachel is young, charming and troubled - a social outcast; but by chance, all that will change when she meets Richard, although potential trouble still abounds. Richard is keen to prove that he is worthy, but errs when he volunteers to fight in South Africa and leaves her under a cloud. Meanwhile, Rachel's safety is compromised and drastic measures are required to get her back.
Farewell Old Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. 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)
We shared an endless summer of adventure and fun, she was an icon of freedom and now she was gone. A true story.
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.

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