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Lizzie's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 63,040. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
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?
Lizzie's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 63,040. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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?
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.
The Nature of a Bird - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wren sits with a newborn on her chest, another beside her, and wrestles with memories of how she arrived at this point. She is at the mercy of a woman whose dissatisfaction with her own life fuels her cruelty, and a man for whom beauty cannot be appreciated without the presence of the abhorrent. In her impossibly unbalanced world, how can she be certain of her own nat
Graylands
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This flash fiction received a commended award for prose in the 2016 Talus Prize. It looks at themes of longing, belonging and family, and was inspired by an article on the front page of The West Australian Newspaper on 9 December 1952: 'U.K. Migrants In W.A. Complain'.
Knjiga njenega jezika 2
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: Slovenian. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Haši in Jessica se poročita. Po poroki se jima v Avstraliji pridruži tudi njegov prijatelj Rakši s svojo ženo. Kmalu po tem Sah nekam izgine in ugotovijo, da so ga ugrabili v plamenu Yahres. Ko se jim druščina pridruži Hašiju odpeljejo Jessico njih pa obdržijo. Haši kmalu spozna, da je celo njegovo življenje laž in se vrti okrog vojne med njegovim plemenom in Yahri.
The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story
Price: Free! Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Biographical
A retired sports’ journalist who we come to know only by his nickname, ‘Lumpy’, decides to tell the life story of one of his earliest and most interesting friends, Robbie Sparrow - 'The Spiv'. The writer is caught in a dilemma; should he ‘tell it like it was’, or sanitise a life for a more palatable product?
Unverletzt
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Irmgard and Horst escaped the chaos of post-WWI Germany to settle in the safety of a town on the other side of the world. In this award winning short story, they react to the news that Adolf Hitler has come to power in their beloved home country.
Robber Crabs
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Wiki had been enjoying life in the East Indies and the South China Sea. He could speak the local language, so had sailed happily on coastwise craft in the company of Bugis rogues and pirates. But then George Rochester had arrived on the Potomac, and while it had been delightful to get together with his old college friend, it had also ruined Wiki’s current existence. Because of that twice-damned d
Ocean's Justice
Series: Turbulence and Triumph, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm? William boarded a ship in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves Maria from the sea. Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death follows, and she's powerless to prevent it. With the sharks circling and a storm closing in, are sirens more than just a myth?
Mowbray Brothers
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
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.
Farewell Old Girl
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
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
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.
Scarlet Runner
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.
Traffic Lights
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Urban
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
Balls (September 1981)
Series: The Fallen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
(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 Prisoner
Price: Free! Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: 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.

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