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Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,010. Language: Australian English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
It was hot with stillness in the late afternoon air. The billabong surface shone with unnatural stillness, Fresh tracks at water's edge told of pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface of the pool; 'decaying vegetation" I thought. I should have known it was a crocodile before too late! Landscape of Crocodile Dundee: story of a family in a remote aboriginal community in Northern Australia.
Mapoon under the Moravians 1891-1919
Price: Free! Words: 54,860. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Founded in 1891 to stop Aboriginal people being kidnapped, and burned to the ground in 1963, this is the sorry story of Mapoon Mission. Established by the Moravians, an evangelical sect from Europe with a reputation for working in isolated places in a difficult climate, this is the story of the first 3 decades of Mapoon under the Moravian
No Simple Passage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,460. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
In 1842 the London set out from England with 258 pioneers looking for a new life in New Zealand. By imaginatively stowing away alongside her ancestor Rebecca Remington, Jenny Robin Jones has created a startling record of life on board with all its hardships. Combined with the voyage are accounts of the Wellington settlement as the pioneers will find it and the history they are caught up in.
Arnhem Land's Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 142,530. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
It was hot, sudden stillness was in the late afternoon air. The waterhole's surface shone with unnatural smoothness. Pig tracks at it's edge told of pigs just gone. Bubbles popped up, spreading ripples, fracturing tree and sky reflections; decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have known better, I should have smelt crocodile!! What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates us all?
The Reporting of Australian Bushrangers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 177,860. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
“The Reporting of Australian Bushrangers” is a compilation of Book 1 to 3 of the Australian Bushrangers in Print series. This compilation includes the reporting of Ben Hall, Frederick Wordsworth Ward alias Captain Thunderbolt and Andrew George Scott alias 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.
Johnny Jones: A Colonial Saga
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,250. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
* Story of a prominent Otago pioneer brings early New Zealand vividly to life * Authentic chronicle of how land and power passed from Maori hands to British * Spans the first half of the 19th century and brings early New Zealand vividly to life
Three Rabbits Alibi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,560. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A True Story of Murder, Madness & the News in Colonial Melbourne. It's 1850s Australia. A double murder. A locked room. The murderer dying from a gunshot. But the reporter says the scene is near impossible. Herald reporter Edmund Finn said it was "one the most atrocious deeds which darken the pages of colonial history". Reinvestigate the case to find a far more complex story with modern resonance.
Negligent Neighbour: New Zealand's Complicity in the Invasion and Occupation of Timor-Leste
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 93,180. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Negligent Neighbour reveals the previously hidden history of New Zealand’s support for the invasion and occupation of East Timor. From 1975-1999 the people of East Timor lived and died under Indonesia’s colonial yoke. Indonesia relied on western support for both the invasion and occupation of East Timor, but until now New Zealand’s role has been forgotten or mentioned only in passing.
True Stories of Early Australia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The result of much research into a bygone era this book is packed with fascinating stories which have hitherto been lost to time but now complete with old black and white and color photos it brings to life strange and unusual happenings of the period from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th. This book is a “must-read" for those who love well-researched historical non-fiction of early Australia.
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.
My Life in the Ragtrade: An honest snapshot of the golden days of the Australian clothing trade
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,090. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / fashion & textile industry, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
My Life in the Ragtrade is the story of the famous Australian brand names, many developed from humble beginnings yet made in clothing factories employing thousands of people, and the grand retail stores and clothing shops that stocked those brands. Come, join Fred on a walk down memory lane through Australia's rich textile, fashion and retail history.
Oh! What An Outback Show!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
True stories from Outback Australia. Tales of swimming cattle across flooded rivers, dodging saltwater crocodiles, hunting feral pigs, droving trips over wild country, catching scrub bulls, brave and loyal dogs, country racing capers and other mishaps, adventures and misdemeanors of young men in the wild untamed Gulf Country of Australia of not so long ago.
A Journey Towards Enlightenment
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.
MOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH Hiking and Skiing In the Mountains of Victoria With the Rover Scouts and Youth Hostels Association 1941 to 1951
Price: $4.99 USD. 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.
The Roots and Evolution of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) - Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan, 9/11, China, Southeast Asia, Sea Power, ANZUS, ANZAM, SEATO
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This work investigates the roots and evolution of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the circumstances that have shaped Australian maritime policy since WWII.
"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.
There Were Three Ships
Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Three shiploads of settlers sail for a magnificent, isolated bay to establish a Utopia. But Australia, the oldest continent, settled by Europeans less than 100 years before, strikes back at the intruders through its climate, terrain and proud first people. Here in full for the first time is the award-winning story of the doomed Camden Harbour expedition of 1864-65.
Lost in Mangroves
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Lost in Mangroves is the sixth anthology put together by Tropical Writers. You will find here creative non-fiction which tries to capture a sense of place and, sometimes, time. The place? Tropical North Queensland. The time? From the 19th to the 21st centuries. By the time you have read this collection you will be ready to pack your bags and visit us here, in Far North Queensland.
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.

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