Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand

Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,930. 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 Bookpal Australia. 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 Bookpal Australia. 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
Shooters, Trappers & Poisoners
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shooters, Trappers & Poisoners explores the world of Australian doggers & rabbiters as they wage war on two of Australia’s most familiar feral animals, dingos, its mixed-breed descendants & the feral rabbit. Beginning in the 19th century, two paths emerge: one is the lucrative industry of selling pelts & carcasses while the other is the practical requirements for eliminating wild dogs and rabbits.
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.
Transplanted Christianity
Price: $10.37 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.
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.
Border Pioneers
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
As an academic, a lover of history, with a strong interest in geography, I have extended my earlier research into the early colony, settlements in the Hunter Valley and resettlement beyond, in my first book ‘A Patchwork Quilt.’ Now, after researching and visiting the river valleys in northern NSW and Queensland, my next book “Border Pioneers’ subtitled ‘the Pastoralists,’ investigates the pioneer
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: $2.99 USD. 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.
Three Rabbits Alibi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,560. 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 thinks the scene near impossible. Herald reporter Edmund Finn said it was "one the most atrocious deeds which darken the pages of colonial history". Reinvestigate this 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.
The Buffalo and Crocodile Hunters of the Northern Territory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,250. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The hunters of feral buffalo and wild crocodiles of the Northern Territory of Australia lived a life full of danger. They and their horses galloped over uneven ground at top speed until they were alongside the beast with huge and deadly horns. Deaths to both man and horse were not unknown. This was their 'dry' season occupation. In the 'wet', the men set their sights on the cunning crocodile.
New Zealand Railways
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Chris O'Byrne. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
New Zealand railway builders surmounted many obstacles: the terrain, a sparse and scattered population, two islands separated by an often stormy stretch of water, demands from every small settlement for their own railway line. But build a railway system — and a comprehensive one at that — New Zealand did. This is the story of that railway, from its heyday to the day of reckoning.
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.
The Haunts of Adelaide
Price: $3.99 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: $4.99 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.
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.
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.