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Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand

An Australian Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,730. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of 1 Australian Family over 2 centuries and how historical event influenced them
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: Free! 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?
A Toppled Labor Giant: Arthur Griffith: NSW’s Revolutionary Minister for Public Works & Education
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 90,640. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Arthur Hill Griffith had long been hailed as a giant in the Labor Party. In 1913 he was given most of the credit as Minister for Public Works for the Party’s triumphant electoral success confirming it as a credible party of government in New South Wales. To what extent was he responsible for the destruction of his hitherto brilliant career in the political life of New South Wales?
The Reporting of Australian Bushrangers
Price: $9.99 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: $4.99 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.
A New Life in our History: The Settlement of Australia and New Zealand: Volume III Crimson Ties (1890s to 1940s)
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A New Life in our History is the first account of the settlement of Australia and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. Volume III (1890s to 1940s), Crimson Ties, tells how Southland’s early settlers built a new community at the Croydon Bush near Gore and follows those who served in South Africa during the Boer War and at Gallipoli and along the Western Front in WW I.
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
God's Triangle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Ethics & morals
A true detective story by Australian-born journalist Ian D. Richardson recounting how he battled against a church, press and court cover-up of why his Baptist missionary great aunt's marriage to a fellow missionary in Bengal fell apart during the First World War. Richardson's discoveries says much about society’s often-twisted attitude to sex and other social issues in the early 1900s.
Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The author undertakes a journey with his ancestors through Australia's colonial history - a history that hardly has its equal. He traces the cultural continuities of Australian society and shows where his ancestors fitted in. An important part of the story is the indispensable role the convicts played in establishing the Australian nation. Nine convict ancestors are found in the direct line.
More Abell Men
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 130,630. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by ReadOnTime BV. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
His sequel to the Three Abell Men, continues with the family of Edward, his five sons who one by one left school, worked on the family’s sugar cane farm before moving on to farming and other careers of their own choice. In an era of changing modernisation, the eldest son Colin recalls his years as a cane cutter, followed by the introduction of mechanical harvesters and later to farming sugarcane.
Three Abell Men
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by ReadOnTime BV. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The Abell name has no doubt evolved from an original occupation or trade. Although the origin is unclear, and to whom it was attributed, it would appear to be connected to a bell maker as opposed to Abel, the most common adaptation. The earliest record we have is that of Thomas Abell, who was Chaplain to Katherine of Aragon, divorced Queen of King Henry VIII who imprisoned him in the Beauchamp
Transplanted Christianity
Price: $12.37 USD. Words: 162,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015 by Kereru Publishing Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Transplanted Christianity is a comprehensive collection of documents detailing the history of the church in New Zealand from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present day.
Smoky City: A history of air pollution in Newcastle, NSW
Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Combining both historic and scientific approaches, Smoky City tells the story of how Newcastle, NSW, came to be the polluted industrial place it once was, and describes the impact of pollution on people's lives. This illustrated book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in environmental, industrial or Australian history.
Forward Deployment of U.S. Naval Forces to Australia - Security Environment, Logistics Costs, Ports, WESTPAC, Deployment Policy, Political Viability, Past U.S. Basing in Australia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,850. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this military study looks at the forward deployment of American naval forces to Australia.
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.

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