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My Memories, Part 1 By Peter Riedt
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This book is about the biographical notes of Peter Riedt in two parts. Part 1 (1936 to 1997) tells of the author's background, his childhood in WW2 in Germany, his travel by motorbike to Australia... More > and his life in Australia. Part 2 (1998 to 2014) narrates some of his travels in Europe and to Asia and his attempts, finally successful, to find a wife for a third marriage.< Less
Argy-Bargy Penny A Lump By Derek Hodgkiss
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After surviving a tough bizarre upbringing amongst the canals, coal fields and slag heaps of grim, grey post war South Yorkshire, my five siblings and I find a new lease on life in the tropics of... More > Brisbane in Australia. From the mid 1940's to the early 1970's, this story documents more than twenty five years-worth of hardship, humour and prosperity.< Less
The Road To Freedom By Cilka Zagar
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Emma married a divorced man; this was a sin condemned by her parents, by her society and by the church. Emma carried the guilt of it all until she returned to meet her accusers. Emma first learned... More > to love, fear and worship her mother’s image of god. As she entered school, teachers told her that there is no god. Her ignorant mother was superstitious. To succeed and belong Emma had to join the party and accept communist leaders as her gods. When Emma immigrated to Australia she was embraced by pious migrants. She needed to belong but she realised that pious did not necessarily mean fair or righteous. With her husband she escaped to opal mining town Lightning Ridge where she met people of many nationalities and beliefs who tried to persuade her to follow their version of god.< Less
Left Wing-Right Wing, Same Bird By Cilka Zagar
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Left wing- right wing-same bird is a story about the people and places that left traces on my soul. It tells about Slovenia, my native country, and Australia my chosen homeland. I followed Joe, my... More > husband, to sugar cane fields and Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme until we finally built our home in our Promised land-Canberra. A trip to Lightning Ridge changed our lives. The rainbow colours of black opal lured Joe onto the opal fields. I followed and met Aborigines and worked with them. We liked each other. My father said that I can be whoever I want to be, when I close my eyes and imagine. When times were difficult I closed my eyes and escaped into my magic land.< Less
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Mostly Behind The "8" Ball By Andrew Kepitis-Andrews
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This is a mostly heroic saga of the epic travels of a WWII Baltic refugee to a new life on a mostly old continent. Read of his childhood dodging bombs and Russian bullets, surviving the Dresden... More > bombing and ending up in a refugee camp in Germany — and years later, in a migrant camp at Greta in Australia. His later travels in Germany, England, South Africa and Communist China are both intriguing and captivating. Andrew's marriage made legal history in South Africa. In Australia, his business enterprises were inventive and his whole life story is a humorous and entertaining read. If a cocktail of tragi-comedy whets your reading appetite, you can't go past this one. And it's all TRUE!!< Less
The Boy from Chopwell By Michael John Littlefair
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The Boy from Chopwell is an enlivened version of the author's family history. Starting in Vladivostok where a strange series of events befall Eric, he then attempts to discover his family history.... More > When he visits Kemerovo in Siberia it becomes clear some of his family migrated there in the 1930s. As he traces his family history the reason for his political repression by the British authorities becomes clear. England is not a free country.< Less
The Story of Iris By Iris Edwards
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The autobiography of a Welsh woman who migrated to Australia, describing her experiences in both countries during the 20th Century.
Mission Bumper issue 1 By Tanya Nicholls
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The year is 2178 and the world has been wasted by a Nuclear war. The fortunate and well off in Australia have migrated to the Oasis; a reclaimed paradise in Central Australia. Those who couldn't... More > afford to move now exist in the decaying ruins of the coastal cities/ In Bankstown, south-west Sydney, a fierce power struggle between two warring crime-factions rages. Caught in the middle are the inhabitants, trying to eke out some sort of an existence, the derros, and the increasing hordes of Glor-E addicts who will stop at nothing to get their next fix. Into this wanders Mission the Psychotic Cyborg. Will he bring hope in this delicate situation or push it completely over the edge into chaos ?< Less
Walter Ernest Keer By Brian Jones
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This is the story of a young Suffolk carpenter who emigrated to Australia in 1886. He worked at various settlements and cattle stations in the areas around Sydney and Melbourne for a few years, then... More > moved on to New Zealand. In 1898 he got married in the town of Marton, North Island, and made his living by farming and building houses and barns. In 1910, by now 45 years of age with a wife and four sons, he migrated again, this time to Canada where the Canadian Pacific Railroad offered opportunities to obtain cheap farm land as the railway progressed across the continent. He set up farming near the town of Cheadle in Alberta, his family grew and prospered and there are numerous descendants of Walter Keer still living in the area today. This book is a transcript of a series of letters which he wrote during the 1930s to his son and grandson telling them of his adventures and all that he knew about the Keer family back in England.< Less

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