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Jessie James - Lady Bushranger by Raymond Boyd Dunn
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.
The Iron Wire: A novel of the Adelaide to Darwin telegraph line, 1871 by Garry Kilworth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young telegrapher travels halfway around the world to help create one of the technological wonders of the Victorian age: the construction of a single galvanised iron wire between Adelaide and Darwin, crossing two thousand miles of wilderness. A novel of human hope and progress in a land where men die, women are widowed, and bushrangers live by the lie and the gun.
The Windmill by David Crookes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Holland 1943. The family of a young Jewish girl is killed by the Germans. She hides from them in a windmill with two members of a shot down RAF bomber, an Australian and an American. The American is captured and sent to Auschwitz. The girl and the Australian escape to England and eventually to Australia. In the years that follow the disparate lives of the three are gradually drawn together again.
Aussie Yarns And Australian Legendary Folklore by R.e. Taylor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Shadowlight Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australia is a very isolated land with its own history, its own creatures and its own legends. R.e. Taylor has taken ages old stories as well as modern legends and have given them new life, but there are NOT any stories about sharks or crocodiles. They are way to tame for this book. Instead. Taylor writes about killer cassowaries, monster killer fish and the feared Min Min Lights and other stories
The Emigrants - Gold & Glory by JJ Barrie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 25, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
Transport and the tyranny of distance was the real problem for the colony. Distance determined the how far wheat, the most valuable of the farm crops, could be transported. Cattle walked to market losing a little fat but the beef the small population could consume, was limited. Only sheep were valuable enough to show a profit. However, the lifeblood of the colony was labour. Then they found gold!
Mowbray Brothers by Debbie Terranova
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.
Carve Their Names: An ANZAC Short Story by Keith McArdle
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, 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 by Geoff Lawson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,210. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Richard meets the love of his life, before leaving New Zealand to fight the Boers, but once in South Africa he becomes part of a team to hunt down a notorious anarchist and is drawn down a trail of misadventure and murder that is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his nemesis face to face. Forgiven is set in the English colonies of New Zealand and South Africa .
Mandragora by David McRobbie
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: Australian English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Two shipwreck survivors, a seventeen-year-old girl and a young seaman, shelter in a cave to wait out the storm. They find warmth, security and love. When they leave the cave something evil is left behind. A hundred years later, another young couple uncover the place where the lovers found sanctuary. But some things are best left undisturbed. Here are four of them.
Farewell Old Girl by Matt Eliason
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.
Potatoes to Gold by Kylie Taylor
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.
Snow Gum River by Benedicte Parthenay
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.
Tempting Fate by Matt Eliason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Some may say Henry has a death wish. While he is an accomplished daredevil tightrope walker in colonial Sydney, Australia he is set on achieving 'higher and longer' walks . Even when a devastating accident forces a change of direction, his imagination and drive see him soaring to heights beyond his wildest dreams while tempting and falling victim to fate itself...
Vendetta by Ian Welch
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 74,320. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Write Words Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Ethan is young man alone and destitute on the other side of the world. His Dad has been murdered, their business fails, his Mom unable to cope takes her own life. Rumors indicate one man is responsible. Ethan is desperate to learn the truth, but what can he do? He is dealing with a powerful adversary, a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. Ethan is now being targeted.
Scarlet Runner by Lily Ennis
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of the worker, the town and the government. None could have forseen its devastating effects or the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. The story follows Archie and Mary struggling to find love against a turbulent industrial dispute. Battles were fought and lost, love won and lost, men died. The strike was never called off.
Ma's Garden by Elsie Johnstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1902 Christopher and Ethel ‘Ma’ Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper. Ma’s Garden is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations, their celebrations. ‘Ma’ planted her garden on a barren block while Christopher trusted in his future. This story is the essence of a small town, not so different from today.
Thunder on the Veldt by Daphne Olivier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,670. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » War
As war clouds gather over South Africa, Melinda Bellingham, daughter of a Johannesburg mining magnate, learns the shocking news that her father's suicide has left her penniless. When a relative offers her a home, she says goodbye to Jack Cartwright, the Australian digger she loves, and sets off for Ladysmith, unaware that the small town will soon be under siege.
Beyond This Story by Lee Murray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Beyond This Story is a collection of hyperfiction - fiction based on true events - written by New Zealand intermediate school students. It includes interpretations of disasters and epidemics, some unspeakable horrors, as well as discoveries and triumphs to delight and startle the world. All are told with insight and sensitivity in the fresh voices of New Zealand’s young writing talent.
An Epic Life by Kev Richardson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,190. Language: Australian English. Published: March 3, 2014 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An Epic Life is a true tale of an adventurous couple reaching across the world to fulfil a life’s dream—a major achievement in the mid nineteenth century. The evolution of the steam engine revolutionised both time and travel. It was the whisk that developed the industrial revolution, propelled Great Britain along the track to become the most powerful nation in the nineteenth century world.
Burke and Wills by Raymond Boyd Dunn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
It was an expedition, comprehensively equipped like no other exploratory party before it or since. Despite achieving its objective of crossing the vast Australian continent from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, it ended in tragedy. It was plagued by poor decision making, harsh conditions and bad luck. The story is a tribute to brave men exploring the unknown. It is the story of the Dig Tree.