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The Dairy Cottage
By Topsy Baxter
Series: Cavendish Court, By the River, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Arriving on a convict ship in 1815 into New South Wales, Australia, Elizabeth must learn to survive her wrongful conviction and unwelcome conscription as dairy maid to the local dairy cottage. Her wretched situation requires all her strength and cunning to navigate the brutality of this convict settlement and strive to become free again and, hopefully, live the life she was meant to live.
Balls (September 1981)
By Mac Dyson
Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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!
Lesson Plan - Letters of a Convict Girl - Grades 4-6
By Kate Walker
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(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.
Shipwrecked: the Saving of Eva Carmichael
By Rebecca Taylor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Eva Carmichael is a ship surgeons daughter, destined to become a house maid in an English country manor. Well that is what she thought! At the age of 16 Eva is sent against her will on a journey to the other side of the world, sailing on the ill-fated Loch Ard. Will Eva survive the colony of Australia and find employment? But more importantly will Eva survive the Loch Ard?
The Adventures of Ben Hall, Bushranger
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Before Ned Kelly, the infamous Australian bushranger, there was Ben Hall. In fact, it is thought by numerous people that many of Ben Hall’s exploits were copied by Ned. Hall operated in New South Wales, and his daring escapades earned him the title of ‘Brave Ben Hall’, making him a part of Australian folklore.
Chains of Freedom
By Jess Mountifield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Red Feather Writing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Kaihaitu has been trained for leadership since she was a small child but nothing quite prepared her for the arrival of the British Redcoats. With her father dead and other villagers sick she has to make a choice between her heart and her head
Outlaws of the Australian Bush
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 135,060. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Bushranger...the outlaw of the Australian Bush. The young men of the late 19th century, living outside the law, who found adventure on the back of a fast horse; an adventure fraught with danger; and the likelihood of finishing on the end of a rope. A compilation of 1.Bushranger 2. Birth of a Bushranger 3. Millie and the Bushranger 4. Bushranger's Gold 5. Adventures of Ben Hall 7. Darkie Dixon
Lord of the Manor in Australia
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,690. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
George Greenfield is obsessed with creating a dynasty. He imagines the imposing structure he builds will be a monument to his memory. The gripping story takes you from the time of the Gympie gold rush, through two disastrous World Wars and world-wide depressions. Each generation must have a son. Can you imagine the angst caused because of the uncertainty of the sex of the eagerly-awaited child?
Bushranger's Gold
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,370. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Sequel to “Millie and the Bushranger”… Millie recovers from the wound received during the shootout which killed her lover, Dandy Jack, and joins the surviving members of the gang to search for the cache hidden by Jack before he was killed.
Blackwell Down Under
By Troy D. Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Cane Hollow Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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!
Black Moon - The legend of Pango-marama
By Ken Gordon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
NZ Maori deemed Hawaiki to be their ancestral home & Tiki, 1st man from the heavens, to be son of the god of war and the goddess of death. But half-human, half-bird Manaia, son of Tane and Hine-nui-te-Po, was the 1st. The 2 tribes lived in harmony for generations but food dwindled & the bird people were ousted. Follow their perilous paths, even to the Underworlds, retold in this gripping legend.
The Prisoner
By Adrian Scott
Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first 50 years of Australia's settlement by the white man was a time of brutality, cruelty, and harshness - not always on the part of the prisoners. One man, transported for a crime today's world would consider minor, finds that regardless of his crime, regardless of his past, he comes to a time when he discovers some things are worth dying for.
Josey
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
This book covers the period of Josey's boyhood and early teenage years and has been based on the author's own experiences, only the names have been changed. This is to give the reader the author's recollection of life during the Great Depression and the Second World War.
The Bullroarer: This World from Wilson's Promontory
By Jee Kavan
Price: Free! Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Here's a toy and totem, a spinning top and talisman, all in one. It howls, ‘How does a gardener get painted a pirate of the high seas?’ It roars and rings of smoke, like upcoiling incense, or dust rising from a tail-chasing dog, or a wounded bull. ‘An obsession, any material, emotional, magical possession might impassion a struggle for self-possession that rings of truth and light and saturnalia.'
Lost
By Robert G George
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 18, 2013. Category: 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.
The Jackaroo
By Raymond Boyd Dunn
Series: Pearson/Rickards Trilogy, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,720. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
The conflict between two good friends in England, over the favours of a beautiful woman, continues on the far side of the world in Australia. One becomes a jackaroo, a beginner in the cattle industry ─ the other, his mortal enemy. Llewellyn's boss is a woman, and Ivan marries the girl they fought over. Lew has accepted his friend's victory, but Ivan does not believe him.
Death Crop
By Allen Robson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Mike Blakely is despatched from Headquarters in Newcastle to investigate a murder in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, not far from the town of Scone. At first the case appears to be a straight forward murder investigation but soon reveals itself to be a great deal more than that, eventually forcing Blakely to fight for his life, in some very dangerous situations.
Jagged Waters
By Sharyn Bradford Lunn
Series: Southern Skyes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Spicy Irish miss, Mariah Malone, is a young convict unjustly condemned to New South Wales, Australia, to serve her sentence for life. During the transport, her ship encounters a rocky demise, and the handful of survivors are washed up on King Island to await rescue.
For the Life of Thi Lin Klein
By Jack Twist
Price: Free! Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An Australian love/war story set during the last few weeks of Australia's part in the Vietnam War.
Anzac Spirit
By Daniel M. Robinson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: 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.