Books tagged: colonial australia

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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: $9.99 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.
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.
Ellen. A woman of spirit
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 43,910. Language: Australian English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Network Creative Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
'Ellen. A woman of spirit' by Noelene Allen is the extraordinary true story of a woman whose life journey is told with sympathy, compassion and above all honesty. The strength of the women of the Kelly family becomes clear as the reader shares many previously untold anecdotes of the life of the mother of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Redemption of Truganini
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,800. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
Max, a teenage adventurer, mysteriously finds himself in mid-nineteenth century Australia: Trained to survive in the bush by a 40,000 year old culture; Caught in the clutches of the British penal system; Assists Master Robinson in rescue of the few remaining Tasmanian Aborigine; All in preparation for his destiny, the Redemption of Truganini.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism - including full original text by Lenin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,930. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" was published in the summer of 1917. Although one of Lenin's shorter works, it is widely recognised as being one of his most immediately influential. The introduction by historian Rupert Matthews sets the book in its historic setting and explains why it was such a profoundly influential work when it first came out.