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The Australian Crisis By C. H. Kirmess
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On they came again, and now they closed with the soldiers, who were forced to use their rifle butts, even their bayonets, to repulse the ju-jitsuing fiends. 1912: The Japanese Empire invades... More > Australia. Race riots break out in Sydney! Western Australia secedes from the Federation! Civil War erupts! Abandoned by its allies, Australia must defend its racial purity. A vigilante army - the White Guard - is raised to fight a guerilla war in the Northern Territory. The spokesman stepped close to Colonel Ireton: "Take care," he hissed, "Japan is stronger than your Commonwealth." First published in 1909, The Australian Crisis depicted a dystopian future for the "White Australia" of its day. Today the book, while objectionable in its racism, offers insight into the development of Australian identity and science fiction in the early 20th century. Fans of alternate history novels or military thrillers will value it as an addition to their library.< Less
The Australian Crisis By C. H. Kirmess
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On they came again, and now they closed with the soldiers, who were forced to use their rifle butts, even their bayonets, to repulse the ju-jitsuing fiends. 1912: The Japanese Empire invades... More > Australia. Race riots break out in Sydney! Western Australia secedes from the Federation! Civil War erupts! Abandoned by its allies, Australia must defend its racial purity. A vigilante army - the White Guard - is raised to fight a guerilla war in the Northern Territory. The spokesman stepped close to Colonel Ireton: "Take care," he hissed, "Japan is stronger than your Commonwealth." First published in 1909, The Australian Crisis depicted a dystopian future for the "White Australia" of its day. Today the book, while objectionable in its racism, offers insight into the development of Australian identity and science fiction in the early 20th century. Fans of alternate history novels or military thrillers will value it as an addition to their library.< Less
An Outback Marriage : A Story of Australian Life By Andrew Barton Paterson
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A 1906 novel detailing daily rural life and Outback challenges in historical Australia. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was a famous Australian... More > bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood.< Less
Peter Biddulph: The Story of an Australian Settler By William Henry Giles Kingston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August... More > 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London on 28 February 1814. He was the eldest son of Lucy Henry Kingston (d.1852) and his wife Frances Sophia Rooke (b.1789), daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Kingston's paternal grandfather John Kingston (1736-1820) was a Member of Parliament who staunchly supported the Abolition of the Slave Trade, despite having a plantation in Demerara. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Giles_Kingston< Less
Robbery under Arms A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Australian Goldfields By Rolf Boldrewood
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Alexander Browne (6 August 1826 – 11 March 1915) was... More > an author, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood. He is best known for his novel Robbery Under Arms.Browne was born in London, the eldest child of Captain Sylvester John Brown, a shipmaster formerly of the East India Company, and his wife Elizabeth Angell, née Alexander. His mother was his "earliest admirer and most indulgent critic. .. to whom is chiefly due whatever meed of praise my readers may hereafter vouchsafe" (Dedication Old Melbourne Memories). (Thomas added the 'e' to his surname in the 1860s). After his father's barque Proteus had delivered a cargo of convicts in Hobart, the family settled in Sydney in 1831. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Alexander_Browne< Less
A Mere Chance: A Novel. Vol. 2 By Ada Cambridge
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ada Cambridge (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926), later... More > known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer.Overall she wrote more than twenty-five works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers, and were never published in book form.While she was known to friends and family by her married name, Ada Cross, she was known to her newspaper readers as A.C.. Later in her career she reverted to her maiden name, Ada Cambridge, and it is thus by this name that she is known.Ada was born at St Germans, Norfolk, the second child of Thomasine and Henry Cambridge, a gentleman farmer. She was educated by governesses, an experience she abhorred. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Cambridge< Less
The Function of the Four Fonts By Gordon W Taylor
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A throwback to the detective stories of old, yet set in Sydney in the early 1980's, there is more than enough to please, intrigue and challenge lovers of both old and modern crime novels.
The Function of the Four Fonts By Gordon W Taylor
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A throwback to the detective stories of old, yet set in Sydney in the early 1980's, there is more than enough to please, intrigue and challenge lovers of both old and modern crime novels.
A Question of Promise Volume 1 By Thuyen Nguyen
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Eric is an ordinary twenty-something guy. His housemate Dice is an extraordinary sentient pool-of-water. Together with Eric's girlfriend Eden, they go on the biggest adventure of all - Life. A... More > Question of Promise Volume 1 collects the first eight issues together for the first time in graphic novel format. Includes a foreword by Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry) and afterword by Andy Symons.< Less
Feet Without Gold By Gordon King
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The setting for this fiction novel “Feet without Gold” is the Gympie district of south-east Queensland during the late 1800’s. It is a self-contained sequel to the author’s... More > first novel “Goldfoot”. “Feet Without Gold” relates the story of a Welsh family that immigrated to Australia and settled in the Chatsworth area of Gympie District. It portrays the lives and hardships of people on the land and the pioneering work of farmers together with the innovative existence of small business entrepreneurs. In addition, there is the intrigue involving an undisclosed distant relative of the family who is intent on causing upheaval to the farm and the business interests of the family. Whilst gold is an important aspect of early Gympie life, the story determines that there is more to life than a continual search for the precious material.< Less