Books tagged: colonial australia

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Incident at Myall Creek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018 by I Heart Book Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Peter Blackmoore, newly released from the Newcastle Prison, meets Katherine O’Toole on his first day of freedom. He credits the pretty barmaid with turning his life around. After a whirlwind affair, they marry and set out for the Liverpool Plains to claim land and start their life together. In savage Colonial Australia in the 1840s, they’re appalled by the horrors invoked on the Aboriginals.
Foreign
Price: Free! Words: 8,690. Language: Australian English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
WARNING: Contains high impact horror and mature themes. Discretion is advised. On the edge of the Australian frontier, lies the thin veneer of civilisation. Obfuscated beneath its walls and order is a tribal aggression, but it bubbles to the surface, every now and then …
Port Arthur
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Alternative history
Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence.
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.
Australian Love Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,170. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » General
Five cosy short stories from Australia’s past and present ... PORTRAIT WITH WINE STAINS: is it the struggling grazier or the flashy lover boy for Bel? MISCAMBLE IS A MAN: Colonial Kate's lady visitor turns out to be a man - awkward! POP-UP LOVER: a runaway hitchhiker finds love. MISS WESTAWAY'S GARDEN: a shipboard romance and a jilted fiance. ANDY'S GONE: back from a-drovin', Andy faces a choice.
The Persian Nightingale
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Madelina Forbes Mitchell’s memoir is an interesting read that gives an insight into her extraordinary life and the trials endured upon moving to Australia with her husband Fredrick Mitchell in 1838. The reader is given a snapshot of time through the eyes of someone who was a little bit further up the aristocratic ladder than most.
Through Colonial Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.
Stew and Sinkers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,760. Language: Australian English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Thirty award-winning short stories from the Stringybark 'Times Past' Short Fiction Awards entertainingly bring Australian history to life. From the first Australian hanging to twenty-first century medical care, these true stories will delight, challenge and intrigue the most demanding reader.
The Deception Engine - Part One
Price: Free! Words: 45,280. Language: Australian English. Published: July 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Deception Engine - Part One A Gender-Blending Steampunk Adventure This is the first part of a series featuring gender-blending hero Phyllida Thorn and her companion, Hilary Templestowe. In this volume, Phyllida and Hilary meet for the first time, and share a rollicking adventure in and around Colonial-Steampunk Sydney-town. Warning: Sex & Adult Themes
Australian Son: the story of Ned Kelly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,980. Language: Australian English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Network Creative Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A century and one-third after his death, Ned Kelly’s not forgotten, and it’s hard to believe that Australians will ever forget him. In his own lifetime he passed into folklore, as Max Brown makes clear, so where is he now? This is not an easy question, but wherever he is, Max Brown’s book is part of the answer.