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The Case For Ordinary People In National History: Towards New Narratives Of Australia’s Past by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 12,720. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
The settlement of Australia and New Zealand were among the most ambitions experiments in social engineering ever attempted. But the hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who made it happen are often absent from the standard histories. This is my case for including ordinary people in national history throught an emerging genre of history known as the ‘new history from below’.
Sydney Under Siege: As It Happened 15 December 2014 by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
I work in the building next to the Lindt Café. Shortly after news of the Siege broke, I found myself locked out. Gradually, I realised my usual day had been pulled out from under me. For the first time, I had become a witness to history. This is my account of the day terrorism returned to Sydney. It is based partly on contemporaneous notes I scribbled on the day.
The Haunts of Adelaide by Allen Tiller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Allen Tiller lifts the veil on ghost stories and reveals the truth behind the myths and tales that so often become urban legend and local folklore. His mission is to research the historical facts of locations, people, places and buildings ‒ from a distinctly paranormal perspective. The Haunts of Adelaide was born…
Our Little Town by Elsie Johnstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
‘Our Little Town’ tells of the life and spirit of a Victorian fishing village through the voices of one family across five generations. Elsie Johnstone has captured the memories of 28 members of a Lakes Entrance clan stemming from William Carstairs, a founder and legendary fisherman. It colourfully re-creates growing up in a town of a few hundred people heavily dependent on the sea for survival.
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.
Bizarre Takings Cases in the United States and Australia by Silas Flint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A dispute about who owns garbage? A court case over who gets to operate San Quentin Prison? A fight regarding use of a church pew? Bizarre as these examples sound, each was a real court case in either the United States or Australia, in which the government took private property. In clear, simple language this volume presents some of the quirkier "takings" cases in legal history.
BANABA - Land of hidden wealth by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The chance discovery in 1900 of an enormous quantity of phosphate mineral fertilizer ("guano") lying beneath the tiny Pacific Island of Banaba, was welcomed by the farming community worldwide. It was quickly declared a British possession-the Banaban native chiefs called together to 'lease' their land rights to the company to mine. Banaba was soon to take on the appearance of a rocky moonscape..
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.
Old-time Sealers in New Zealand by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(3.00 from 1 review)
A descriptive account and adventure of sealers hunting on the New Zealand coast in early times when fur seals were abundant. The slaughter of thousands of seals for commercial purposes ceased when it was found they were close to extinction. Conservation has seen a revival of the species.on the south island of NZ.
Whaling in early New Zealand by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A short account of the Whaling days in New Zealand. The oil from the blubber of the Whales was a valuable commodity in those days ,where it was used to light oil lamps as well as to lubricate delicate machinery and watches. The introduction of the motor car oil and petrol, gas lamps and electricity caused a gradual decline in its use. New Zealand ceased commercial whaling in 1964..
UTU by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Two hundred and fifty years ago New Zealand and its Maori inhabitants were almost unknown to the European.community. This is a true story of a tragic event that occurred in 1809 when the ship "Boyd' was looted and burned and the carnage which followed..
"But Sir" by Merv McRae
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This is the autobiography of Mervyn Alexander McRae, Australian, born 27th November, 1914. The book describes his early life as one of fourteen children, as a young man establishing a farm under very difficult conditions, joining the army and as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War 11. After that terrible ordeal, he became a soldier settler and raised his own family on his own farm.
A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 (Abridged): An ESL Easy Read by Clare Harris
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: Australian English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Twenty-year old Ellen Clacy and her brother travelled from England to the Australian goldfields at the start of the ‘gold rush’ in 1852, when thousands of people from around the world were arriving at the gold ‘diggings’. This is a short, Easy-Read adaptation of Ellen Clacy’s best-selling book.
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family by Fiona McPherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Family letters are at the heart of this book, providing a fascinating window into the social and economic life of New Zealand's European settlers, and into life in early Oamaru and Rakaia in particular.
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.
Two Voyages~There and Back One Fabulous~ the other Not So Fabulous by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: Free! Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(5.00 from 2 reviews)
the book describes a fabulous voyage I took from australia on the way to a working holiday in uk.. i backpacked through the uk and the continent and was one of the first backpackers to leave australia after ww2 in 1951. the return journey to australia in 1953 was a voyage that was not at all fabulous for me. both ships were migrant ships.
dMAC Digest - Vol 4 No 3 by Duncan MacDonald
Series: dMAC Digest, Vol 4 No 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: Australian English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
Information on Australia's First Fleet in January 1788 commanded by Governor Phillip, giving details on the ships, crew and convicts. Also how the French under Laperouse arrived in Botany Bay just four days later. Plus health information on Hepatitis, how one can be infected and what cures are available. Finally why Late-Life Exercisers are more healthy than elderly non-exercisers.
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.
Anzac & Lone Pine Revisited - 1975 by Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: Australian English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is the record of my personal pilgrimage to Anzac Cove in May 1975. There were no tour buses, no official maps and the Australian Government was actively discouraging its citizens from visiting the area because of the tense political situation between Greece and Turkey. I went anyway.