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Early Australian Gemstone Discoveries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geology, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This book, designed for the gem fossicker, contains information on early gemstone discoveries in Australia, and includes information on how to identify the gemstones you find. This publication has been written for both the experienced gem fossicker and the beginner.
Early Queensland Ghosts and Hauntings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This publication contains 10 Queensland Ghost Stories, some you may have heard of, others have been long forgotten and bought back to life within these pages.
The Reporting of Ben Hall the Brave Bushranger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Reporting of Ben Hall the Brave Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1862 to 1866, which tell the story of the life and death of Ben Hall and his gang in intricate detail as it was read by the nation, and Ben Hall himself, over a century ago.
The Reporting of Captain Thunderbolt the Gentleman Bushranger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,440. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Reporting of Captain Thunderbolt the Gentleman Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1856 to 1941, which tell the story of the life and death of Frederick Wordsworth Ward, ‘Captain Thunderbolt’, and his companions in intricate detail as it was read by the nation over a century ago.
The Things We Do for Money…! Everything you always wanted to know about taxis but the driver wouldn’t tell you . .
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The first book about the Taxi Industry, this book has something for everyone: for cabbies a common theme with which they can identify; a word about the various authorities, companies & cab owners; & heaps of interesting information with over 40 pages of their questions and answers: Can I smoke in a cab? How much does a cabbie earn? Do cabbies get solicited? Do taxis carry only people & luggage?
John Laurie and the Rum Hospital
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a short account of John Laurie, the clerk of works to the merchant-contractors who built Sydney’s 'Rum Hospital'. Transported for larceny, Laurie became a wealthy trader only to lose his fortune, become embroiled in a constitutional crisis, find himself transported to Moreton Bay and re-establish himself in New Zealand.
The Dennis Doherty Story; told in the Norfolk Island Sound and Light Show
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The Norfolk Island, South Pacific, stories of prison settlements of two hundred years ago. Many of those serving their time had been transported from England for petty offences, but their punishment was rigorous.
Blue on Grey: A Memoir of St Mary’s School, Gore
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
St Mary’s is a Catholic primary school in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. This year marks the 125th anniversary of its founding. I went there from 1979 to 1983, when my family left Gore for the bright lights of Sydney. This memoir of my St Mary's days is dedicated to my teacher Mrs E.O. Archer, who helped spark my interest in natural history and social science.
The Family Budgeters — An Account of the Family Budgeting Movement in New Zealand, 1960—1978
Price: Free! Words: 38,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The organisation that now offers household budgeting help throughout NZ receives substantial government funding. It was not always so. This is the story of two decades when family budgeting was done mostly by volunteers. Expenses were seldom met, paid coordinators were usually only a dream, procedures were sometimes inconsistent; the demand insatiable. Dedicated volunteers were up to the task.
A Third Miscellany of Manly
Price: Free! Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A third selection of quirky historical information about Manly, New South Wales, selected from the popular Manly Local Studies blog.
A Second Miscellany of Manly
Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A further collection of quirky historical information about Manly, New South Wales, based on the popular Manly Local Studies blog.
A Miscellany of Manly
Price: Free! Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A first collection of quirky historical inforamtion about Manly, New South Wales, based on teh popular Manly Local Studies blog.
In Search Of A New Zealand National Identity
Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This is an introduction to whether there is a distinctive New Zealand national identity and, if so, what prompted its development, what sustains it and whether it has changed character over time.
The Petersens: From Norway to Croydon Bush
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
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.
Tatarepo - Ryan Family History
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Thought I should jot down a few notes on the Ryan history during when the family farmed at Tatarepo, Bayswater, Southland. It is not trying to be Pulitzer Prize winner stuff and is in no particular chronological order. Obviously there is more information and photos from the later years but thankfully the earlier generations did retain some of the photos from that era.
The Case For Ordinary People In National History: Towards New Narratives Of Australia’s Past
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
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
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
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.