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The Reporting of Harry Power the Notorious Bushranger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » True Crime » Wild west
The Reporting of Harry Power the Notorious Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1856 to 1903, which tell the story of the life and death of Harry Power 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 Harry Power.
Guns,Germs, and Steel | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Learn About The History Of World Power In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!! Diamond says that twenty-five years ago he met a politician in what is now Papua New Guinea, Yali, who asked why white people had so many things, but black people did not. The book attempts to provide answers to the question: Why have Eurasian people been the dominant wealth and power...
Early Australian Gemstone Discoveries
Price: $3.99 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: $4.99 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.
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.
Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Book Notes, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is a Summary of Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero From the National Book Award–winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.
Dream Time Magic and Other Australian Legends - A Quick Read Book
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The Dream Time of the Australian Aboriginal people is a fascinating place full of lively myths, great stories & amusing tales! Enter this mystical world & meet a variety of lovable people from a small boy, Wallunga to a modern outback nurse & hear their stories. Also discover amazing tales & myths created by the convicts, settlers & unusual visitors to this vast continent. A Beacon of Light Book.
de Marisco: A family's journey through time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of a family whose journey through time has spanned the heights of wealth and power to the lows of adversity, and along the way has produced some remarkable people and an enduring spirit. But the Anglo-Norman blood of their ancestors still surged through the veins of the later generations, now named Marris. Their story also took them beyond England to Australia and 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.
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.
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.
Bizarre Takings Cases in the United States and Australia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A dispute about who owns garbage? A court case over who gets to operate San Quentin Prison? A fight regarding use of a church pew? Bizarre as these examples sound, each was a real court case in either the United States or Australia, in which the government took private property. In clear, simple language this volume presents some of the quirkier "takings" cases in legal history.
BANABA - Land of hidden wealth
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The chance discovery in 1900 of an enormous quantity of phosphate mineral fertilizer ("guano") lying beneath the tiny Pacific Island of Banaba, was welcomed by the farming community worldwide. It was quickly declared a British possession-the Banaban native chiefs called together to 'lease' their land rights to the company to mine. Banaba was soon to take on the appearance of a rocky moonscape..
Old-time Sealers in New Zealand
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(3.00 from 1 review)
A descriptive account and adventure of sealers hunting on the New Zealand coast in early times when fur seals were abundant. The slaughter of thousands of seals for commercial purposes ceased when it was found they were close to extinction. Conservation has seen a revival of the species.on the south island of NZ.

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