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The Reporting of Captain Moonlite the Loyal Bushranger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Reporting of Captain Moonlite the Loyal Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1869 to 1880, which tell the story of the life and death of Andrew George Scott, and his companions in intricate detail as it was read by the nation over a century ago. These newspaper stories offer a remarkable insight into the man who became known as, ‘Captain Moonlite’.
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: $2.99 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: $0.99 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?
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.
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.
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.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles
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.
"But Sir"
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.
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family
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)
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.
Flying Bass Strait
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.
Pigs & Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Tales of the Bygone Bush.
Okitiki Terra Incognita Hokitika / Westland
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.
No Road Out: Yarrabah Mission
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.
The Pencil Case
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.
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
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.
Radleys and the Christchurch Fruit & Vegetable Markets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
1900's Fruit and Vegetable Merchants Golden Age In Christchurch, New Zealand. Covers the colourful story of the fruit and vegetable trade prior to the demise of owner operator retailers and small growers when decimated by the rise of supermarkets. The trade was vibrant with many ethnic participants and special characters.

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