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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
Fools' Harvest By Erle Cox
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The journalist’s second novel, after Out of the Silence, commissioned by and serialised in The Argus in 1938, deals with an invasion of Western Australia by a predatory power to the North and... More > begins postmodernly with a prologue written by two academics in Canberra in 1975 confirming the veracity of the manuscript that you’re about to read. Excerpt In presenting this transcript of the Walter Burton manuscript for publication, the editors desire to remind the reader that its main value lies in its being the longest of the fourteen authentic personal narratives extant descriptive of the Australian debacle of 1939. It should be regarded as supplementary, only, to Major General Marsden's "Australian Tragedy," in which the military story of the invasion is dealt with, and to "The Struggle for the Pacific," by Peel and Everard, who treat the subject from the viewpoint of international historians.< Less