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The Family Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Gippsland between 1850 and 1950, The Family Closet continues the story of the Allertons, Kendalls and MacDonalds; three interrelated families whose history reflects that of the region. Then in 1950, while researching his family history, Robert Allerton unearths some long-held family secrets and discovers some embarrassments much closer to home.
Enemies within these Shores
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,310. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
What really happened on Australia's home front during World War II? "Enemies within these Shores" is an untold story of political opportunism, pride, envy and survival. Based on a true story of our hidden past, this compelling saga sweeps from the sugar towns of tropical Queensland to the internment camps of the Riverland district of South Australia.
There is a Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
It is a hot, airless New Year's Day in the remote South Island of New Zealand when Tony Addington miraculously encounters his Blountmere Street neighbours, Fred, Lori and Paula. They dedicate themselves to finding four former child migrants and to helping them discover their families, as Tony had his. All the while clouds of danger and intrigue are thickening. There is a time ...
The Year That Never Was
Series: Outback Australia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
AUTHORS NOTE: Fourth in this 'Outback Australia' series from 1899 to 1902 in Australian history. Australians fought in the Boer War in South Africa. Federation of our nation. Two great events in our history during this period. Although this book is fictional many of the events are true in our history. Each character is created from my imagination.
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Australia is a short story of historical fiction, written as a way to capture the harsh environment of the Australian Outback. It tells the story of Thomas and his family living on their farm in the year 1920 when Queensland was hit by an unrelenting drought followed by flash flooding.
Old House in Balmain Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 190,830. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Story of two courageous Sydney families. Linking them is a small girl Sophie who vanished 100 years ago with her best friend.. It tells of people's ordinary lives, how they are touched and shaped by tragedy and yet rise above adversity. Starting in the beautiful inner city suburb of Balmain and an old house there, parts of the story traverse the remote Australian outback.
Poisoning the Nest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: Australian English. Published: October 20, 2017 by Black Cockie Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Jack Kelly signed up, the war was meant to be over by Christmas. It was supposed to be an adventure, a chance to escape his life for a little, something to tell the grandkids about. But it wasn’t the adventure they promised, and heroism is more complicated than it seems in stories. While stories cover painful memories.
Night of the Riot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,000. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in small-town New Zealand during World War I and based on an actual event, NIGHT OF THE RIOT is the riveting story of a 14-year old boy learning about his place in the world and standing up for what he thinks is right. Junior fiction from award-winning and best-selling author, Matt Elliott.
A Prayer for Brother William
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Australia against the background of the First World War, a story inspired by an old family legend about love letters that never reached their destination.
Lizzie's Tale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Raped and reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in the Kimberley region of Australia. But can she evade her persecutors and ultimately bring to them to justice?
Shadows of the Mountain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A novel portraying the grim reality of how the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of Australia, were treated during the early days of European settlement. This tragedy, as witnessed by members of the Mossman River tribe of Northern Australia, begins when Europeans arrive in their secluded valley in 1874. It then traces the next 100 years of their struggle for survival and recognition.
Tears from the Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: British English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
England 1851; Queen Victoria is on the throne; the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’, and the building of Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hasn’t been constructed, and London is filled with poor, and destitute souls, living in the filth of the slums. John Pitt makes an unplanned trip to Australia, and discovers, 'Tears from the Past'. Can he solve this mystery.
The Hydrographer: The Clyde Steadman Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This is fascinating prequel to Rocking Horse Rider provides the back-stories of the complex characters in the later novel. Clyde Steadman, the youngest son of Sir Henry and Edith, Lady Steadman, is educated at Winchester College and the University College London and graduates as an outstanding geologist before making a harrowing voyage to Sydney, Australia, on board RMS ‘Osterley’.
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.
Lizzie's Tale
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Raped, reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in remote Australia. Her persecutors find her and will expose her unless she gives them what she wants. Can she evade them and gain justice? She flees with her 6 year old daughter - lost in a desert without water. Can a silver locket of an unknown child save them?
Irish Gold
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Another Australian history adventure novel by award-winning author Clancy Tucker. A story of bushrangers, bravery and betrayal. Pat Toomey’s violent father dies, leaving Pat, his mother and four sisters in the Port Phillip District of Australia during the 1850’s gold rush. Pat and best friend, Seamus, are offered a job by Irishman, Michael Macevoy; to transport supplies to miners in Ballarat.
Beyond Sun and Shadows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,820. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » General
An epic adventure story set on the coast and inland, detailing life in Western Australia in 1948 on a sheep and cattle station. This is real outback living where dramatic events can occur and unforgotten shadows effect the everyday lives of others.
The Pacifist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017 by Cosmic Teapot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 1866, Peter Baxter's misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. Brown needs help and gives Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Brown's past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.
A Tent In The Bush: William And Jeanie Wallace’s North Auckland Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Spurred on by the death of their first child, courageous young Scots Irish couple William and Jeanie Wallace go on the adventure of their lives to settle in 1860s New Zealand. Follow three generations of the Wallace family from rural Ireland during the potato famine, to Scottish mining towns and on to eventual hard-won prosperity in New Zealand.
Web of Gold
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,670. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Charleston 1860s, is different from that of a doctor’s wife in Chester, England. Doctor Jones’s wife is ill-equipped to cope with life in a tent. Patrick Kavanagh sails into Hokitika to join the gold rush. In Charleston, he's involved in a fight and meets the doctor’s daughter, Amy, Can Patrick and Amy’s love overcome the difference in social standing between a doctor’s daughter and a miner?