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Balls (September 1981)
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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
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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.
The Vintner's Letters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Maurice George O'Shea, legendary winemaker, was also a man of passion. His romance with Marcia Fuller, his enduring sweetheart, was a many-faceted and, like other great loves in history, it was not without huge obstacles. Not the least was Maurice's other great love – his passion for making fine wines.
The Adventures of Ben Hall, Bushranger
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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
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Price: $3.99 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
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,080. 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
The Road Goes On
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,450. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A historical novel set in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Rowdy Jack is a swagman traveling the back country roads and reflecting on his rich and varied, sad and happy life since he came to New Zealand as a boy.
Song of the Whale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,320. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Peaceful mariners of the Pacific join forces to seek distant Aotearoa, travelling the ancient trails. They are opposed by the warlike ones, but helped by the sacred lore of the old wisdom keepers and the whales, whose song reaches across the waters to open the trails of the sea.
All Naked & Bare
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
It's tough for coalminers in 1956, and they demand respect from their families. Polly Carpenter copes, but when the mine threatens closure, her life turns upside down. She re-evaluates her marriage, especially when her daughter Kathryn faces danger after being deserted by her drunken father. Despite the narrow culture of the area, hope remains for Kathryn and she looks forward to a bright future.
Bushranger's Gold
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.'
Yongala
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Price: $3.65 USD. Words: 41,130. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Corben Plath's luck changes when he is offered blood money and ticket on the steamship, Yongala. Plath’s task is to kill Professor Portland and destroy his renewable energy invention. However, Plath learns that there are armed guards on board, protecting Portland. As Yongala steams into heavy weather, Plath finds an unlikely friend in Felicity, the young niece of the man he is sent to kill.
Lost
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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
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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.
Juliet - The Hatmaker's Loves…
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,200. Language: Australian English. Published: February 6, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Born prematurely, a tiny infant hovers between life and death, too weak to suckle. Her grandmother invents a way to feed her... and she survives. Raped and pregnant at fifteen, trapped in a world of ignorance, she is married off to a widower. in middle-age she find love in a way she could never have dreamed. The hatmaker's loves … a tale of tough men, tougher women, isolation and cruelty!
Death Crop
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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.