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The Kong Meng Legacy by Bernadette O'Brien
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,920. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Opium. A shipwreck. Lost treasure and; a murder mystery: The Kong Meng Legacy is a historical thriller with the lot. Set in Melbourne in the 1850s. Three strangers’ from around the world are drawn to the Gold Rush. Their lives will collide with consequences that will reverberate to the present day.
Click Go The Shears by Pat Ritter
Series: Outback Australia, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: Australian English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Inspirational
"Click Go the Shears" is a traditional Australian folk song. The song details a day's work for a sheep shearer in the days before machine shears. The enduring popularity of this song reflects the traditional role that the wool industry has played in Australian life.
Wonderboy by Tom Conyers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,050. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand(4.00 from 1 review)
Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend. When Mel and her mother move in next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. But as Jack and Mel become inseparable, forces conspire to tear them apart and shake up the sleepy town forever. Playful ... magical ... moving.
Tendarrum by Fay Anderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,710. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Tendarrum. A vast pastoral empire in south-eastern Australia that James Allerton claims and struggles to hold despite fire, flood, drought, economic recession and the traditional, indigenous owners. Tendarrum is the story of an intrepid pioneer at odds with the rapid social and political changes occurring in Victoria after the Gold Rush and a family divided by lust, greed and jealousy.
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 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 by Geoff Lawson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Richard leaves Rachel under a cloud, before leaving New Zealand to fight in South Africa , but once he arrives he is quickly drawn down a trail of misadventure where murder is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his enemy face to face.
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Some say Henry has a death wish. As 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.