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Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope by Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 141,760. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards by David Vernon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles by Merv McRae
Price: Free! Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a history of post WW2 Soldier Settlement in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is told by the people who lived it.
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951 by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: Free! Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports
Mountains of My Youth 1941 to 1951 is a book about my love of mountains. It describes the history and adventures of hiking and skiing with the Rover Scouts and the Youth Hostel Association, which embraced skiing as a recreational sport when skiing was in it's infancy. and. The book describes with many photos the routes of hikes and ski tours in the Victorian mountain ranges and high country.
Before Maori - NZ's First Inhabitants by Ross Bodle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,540. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011 by Heather Mackay. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This book explores a variety of evidence pointing to a long-term pre-Maori inhabitation of New Zealand. It covers the movement of people from Africa, across Asia and down through the Pacific, tracing their route by demonstrating striking similarities of language and culture. Far from being divisive, the book encourages all native-born New Zealanders to think of themselves as one people.
The Pencil Case by Lorraine Cobcroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
The Petersens: From Norway to Croydon Bush by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a memoir of the Petersens, one of the first families to settle at Croydon Bush, a farming district near Gore in Southland. Full of tales of Sydney convicts, Māori princesses and Norwegian whalers who jumped ship, their story is typical of the many thousands of settlers who came to New Zealand. It tells how ordinary people built a new community – and a new nation.
A Small Qango — Reminiscences of the Home Budgeting Advisory Committee of the Minister of Social Welfare 1978 - 1988 by Dave Mullan
Price: Free! Words: 28,510. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
The Home Budgeting Advisory Committee exercised initiatives that were unprecedented for “Quasi Autonomous Government Organisations”. In ten years of committee meetings and gatherings it prompted a shift in the attitude of government to the expenses of volunteer organisations. Its legacy is seen in $407m of household debt now being managed by family budgeting groups.
Song of the Stone by Barry Brailsford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
Barry Brailsford shares his journey into sacred knowledge held close within the higher realms of the Maori and Native American worlds. The Elders said, “The stars define this moment – they open doors of opportunity- we ask you to weave words of hope for those who seek an better life and a kinder world.” This call to walk the ancient trails changed his life. Who knows – it might change yours?
NZ: From Post-Dominion to Global Player (1968-1990) by Miles Cheifetz
Price: Free! Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
This is a social, economic and political history of New Zealand from the years 1968 to 1990. It commences with the sinking of the Wahine at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, and concludes with the disastrous Sesquicentennial. These were some of the country's most important years from a perspective of rapidly changing cultural values and politics, and painted a path for the new millennium.
No Road Out: Yarrabah Mission by Kathleen Denigan
Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Yarrabah Mission was a dumping ground for Aboriginal people—especially half-caste children and women—forced from their homes by state police, who were appointed as their protectors. From its establishment in 1892, to its takeover by the Queensland Government in 1960, Yarrabah mission was a place of no return, with no way out and absolute control exercised over every aspect of an inmate's life.
Australian Railways: Their Life and Times by Robin Bromby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: Australian English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Chris O'Byrne. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The nightmare of three different gauges, the daunting challenge of building railways across vast open spaces often with no water supplies, the follies of railway lines that were rarely used—all this is the saga of Australian railways, the sheer hard work and suffering of those who gave their life in service to the railways.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume I The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s) by Justin Cahill
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 64,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Reference
A New Life in our History is the first account of the settlement of Australian and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. Volume I, The Fatal Shore ? (1780s to 1830s) follows the arrest of Solomon Bockerah and his transportation to Sydney on the notorious Second Fleet and the spectacular rise and fall of the emancipist Sydney merchant, John Laurie.
A New Life in our History: the settlement of Australia and New Zealand: volume II Paradise Found ? (1830s to 1890s) by Justin Cahill
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
This is the second part of A New Life in Our History, a history of Australia and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. By the 1830s, reformers opposed to transportation were promoting a more enlightened solution to Britain’s social and economic difficulties: systematic colonisation. Paradise Found traces the experiences of some families who helped build them in New Zealand.
Outpost A Doctor on the Divide by Gweneth Wisewould
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,740. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine(5.00 from 1 review)
This book recounts the story of "The Doctor". Gweneth Wisewould gives a personal historical view of the people, their lives and illnesses, the beauty and ferocity of the local environment and great difficulties being the sole doctor practising in all weathers and harsh conditions. She forsake personal wealth to give her life to treat her patients in the Australian community in Central Victoria.
Journeys into the Mystery by Gary Cook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
'I have made many intriguing journeys into this land, its sacred places and its hidden past. I was always dissatisfied with the history of New Zealand we were taught at school... I felt short-changed. I couldn't understand why the Maori accounts were not an accepted part of the past, part of a truth that revealed a deeper history' - Gary Cook, explorer. This book reveals some of that truth.
A Journey Towards Enlightenment by Gary Wonning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, and who he really is.
Midlands Morsels, Treasures from Tasmania by Susan Woldenberg Butler
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A glimpse into daily life in one corner of our planet, with recipes from those wonderful women of all ages who keep life ticking over for their families and friends
Okitiki Terra Incognita Hokitika / Westland by John Johnstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
In 1863 New Zealand's South Island West Coast was home to very few and almost universally known to anyone else a terrible, rugged, wild unknowable land that would never be developed for settlement. Rumors and legends fired the imagination of an adventurous few. Read about the the prelude to the great West Coast gold rushes.
Flying Bass Strait by Adelaide Devonport
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
In 1919 it was thought Bass Strait, between Tasmania and mainland Australia, would never be flown over. This is the story of how it was and how regular air services were gradually established over this stormy Strait.