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Goldfields Stories: Early Days in Western Australia
Price: $4.30 USD. Words: 48,330. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The stories in this book relate tothe frenzied excitement of the early gold-rush days in Western Australia. The pursuit of gold with its promise of untold wealth yoked the most unlikely characters together, from the desperate unemployed loner to the titled English speculator. The fortunes of towns, mines and individuals from boom to bust are traced with telling accuracy and detail.
Timber!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: Australian English. Published: June 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Thirty-seven award-winning short stories from Australian and international authors are showcased in this entertaining and thought-provoking anthology from the Stringybark Short Story Awards. An open-themed award this collection of stories covers topics from romance to murder, humour to horror and everything in between. Dive in for some wonderful literary treats!
Journey into Darkness
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,120. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Kit Markham flees to England in 1855. She is determined to stay away long enough to regain control over her future. The Crimean War is drawing to a close in Europe and nurses are needed on the hospital ships bringing the wounded back to Britain. Kit volunteers.After caring for him she realises a calling to train as a doctor and travels to America where she becomes embroiled in the US Civil War.
The Family Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Gippsland between 1850 and 1950, The Family Closet continues the story of the Allertons, Kendalls and MacDonalds; three interrelated families whose history reflects that of the region. Then in 1950, while researching his family history, Robert Allerton unearths some long-held family secrets and discovers some embarrassments much closer to home.
The Stolen Maps
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Stolen Maps is a tantalising, thought provoking account of leadership, adventure, discovery, greed, deception and destiny. It is also a tribute—inspired by the bravery of those who met the challenge of the world’s uncharted oceans.
Shadows of the Mountain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A novel portraying the grim reality of how the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of Australia, were treated during the early days of European settlement. This tragedy, as witnessed by members of the Mossman River tribe of Northern Australia, begins when Europeans arrive in their secluded valley in 1874. It then traces the next 100 years of their struggle for survival and recognition.
Flying through Clouds
Price: $6.91 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
It’s not easy being a teenage boy growing up in a tough Sydney neighbourhood in the 1930s. It’s even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend’s father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t let anyone stand in his way.
Irish Gold
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Another Australian history adventure novel by award-winning author Clancy Tucker. A story of bushrangers, bravery and betrayal. Pat Toomey’s violent father dies, leaving Pat, his mother and four sisters in the Port Phillip District of Australia during the 1850’s gold rush. Pat and best friend, Seamus, are offered a job by Irishman, Michael Macevoy; to transport supplies to miners in Ballarat.
From Coast To Coast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: Australian English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story continues to follow the Whittiker and Morgan families as the children grow to adulthood and pursue their dreams. With the Morgan family living in Sydney visiting is expensive and they continue their friendship with letters and phone calls. How will the next generation follow their dreams and cope with disasters that befall them and the nation. As they communicate From Coast To Coast.
Save the Dreaming: A simple plan to rescue Aboriginal culture and make Australia great
Price: Free! Words: 53,500. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Save the Dreaming offers a synchronised four-step plan to change the Australian Constitution, separate traditional and legal land ownership, agree on a treaty for Aboriginal people and make Australia an inclusive republic. Author Brian Morgan says this will resolve all major Aboriginal grievances and create a platform for future problem-solving. The book has already been called a game-changer.