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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
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.
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
Sinners in Paradise TPB By Max Afford
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Trade paperback. Robert Morte, writer of radio thrillers and detective novels, decided to take a sea voyage through the Barrier Reef islands to get away from fictional clues and crime. Alas for his... More > hopes! Morte and his wife Jane encountered a cargo of mystery far stranger than any he could possibly conceive from his own fertile mind. Max Afford, well known for his radio plays and serials, has written a fast-moving, gripping and highly ingenious story set against the colorful background of North Queensland.< Less
Sinners in Paradise By Max Afford
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Hardback. Robert Morte, writer of radio thrillers and detective novels, decided to take a sea voyage through the Barrier Reef islands to get away from fictional clues and crime. Alas for his hopes!... More > Morte and his wife Jane encountered a cargo of mystery far stranger than any he could possibly conceive from his own fertile mind. Max Afford, well known for his radio plays and serials, has written a fast-moving, gripping and highly ingenious story set against the colorful background of North Queensland.< Less
PETE BOONE, PRIVATE EYE By DAVID MURDOCH
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Australia's Worst Private Detective and his first year on the job! Selected from the original short stories of the 1980s which became the hit cult comedy of national community television of the... More > 2000s! Arguably the funniest and most creative and original series ever on Australian television, read where it all began... Pete Boone is a young man in his early twenties (too young for a life of crime?). From the Western Suburbs, his dream is to be a 'real' private detective... You know, the ones featured in novels, on the movie screen, on television... Up the corridor is his 'enemy' in crime, Dirk Lombarde. A detective who's sleazy, clean cut, and successful... Everything opposite to Pete Boone! Pennant Falls Police Station, under the very patient Constable O'Flynn, puts up with his antics - sometimes only because by staying close to Pete Boone the criminal comes to light... Oh yes... Another important fact about Pete Boone is that HE NEVER CORRECTLY SOLVES A CASE!< Less
When Rosa Came Home By Karen Wyld
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When they open the door for their wayward daughter, Rosa's parents are not prepared for who else turns up at the Ambrosio family vineyard. Angelita Ambrosio narrates the stories of her secret... More > sister’s time on the road, and yearns for adventures of her own. Amid precious tales, graciously shared by Rosa's eclectic friends, a fractured family is reunited. Not everyone is pleased to see Rosa return - peril lurks in dark places. Fear not: with a sprinkling of cosmic dust, a cloud of sawdust and a touch of magic, a new dawn will bloom - now that Rosa has come home. Karen Wyld has created a captivating first novel. Borrowing elements of literary fantasy, magic realism and vintage storytelling, this contemporary novel is unashamedly whimsical, allegorical, frivolous and thought-provoking.< Less