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The Man from Bolshevik Gully By George Cettl
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George Cettl's memoir of life in the Australian outback opal mining frontier town of Coober Pedy, circa 1958-1980. George came to Australia from the Czech Republic, a post World War Two refugee of... More > firstly the Nazis and then the Soviets. Travelling through the harsh Australian outback to Coober Pedy, at that time consisting of two sheds in the desert, without electricity or running water, he soon built a home, not far from the center of town and an area the immigrant European community refereed to as 'Bolshevik Gully'. Arriving with nothing, he made his keep by his wits, his determination and his will to never give up. As the town expanded around him, George segued from mining opal to making specialty jewelry for an increasingly international array of interested buyers. Starting up one of the town's first souvenir shops, he settled into family life until leaving for the grind of city life some 22 years after his arrival. But Coober Pedy will forever be his home.< Less
From Rags to Riches By Peter Greisl
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The Story of a Migrant from Austria who's dream is to find the The illusive Opal which he called Rainbow Rock, In his quest it took him and his family to Andamooka, a South Australian Opal Mining... More > town where he spent three years in the desolate and heat scorching outback of South Australia and in this time he experienced a lot of hardship, toil and tribulation from Disasters to Murder and Suicide, none of these stopped him to follow his dream. His stamina and powerful desire to find Opal, turned his life From Rags to Riches. It is an excellent book full of adveture and action. If you are an Opalholic or adventures person you most certainly will appreciate this book. This Book has not been edited it is written in the Austrian/English grammar, just like the Author spoke to establish the authenticity.< Less
The Born Again Australian By Chas Adlard
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Charlie Windzor hasn't got a passport, but that doesn't stop him getting on a ship bound for Australia. Helped by the crew, he enters Australia as an illegal immigrant, not knowing that he is... More > implicated in a murder back in Gravesend. He and his childhood friend Toby try various aspects of Australian life - truck driving, opal mining, shearer's cook - while a serial killer goes free.< Less
The Born Again Australian By Chas Adlard
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Charlie Windzor hasn't got a passport, but that doesn't stop him getting on a ship bound for Australia. Helped by the crew, he enters Australia as an illegal immigrant, not knowing that he is... More > implicated in a murder back in Gravesend. He and his childhood friend Toby try various aspects of Australian life - truck driving, opal mining, shearer's cook - while a serial killer goes free.< Less
Silica By Chas Adlard
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A rotting body is found in a dugout in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Although the miner's possessions and valuable opal have been stolen, his sudden death is treated as an accident until an anonymous... More > letter questions the Coroner's verdict.< Less
Silica By Chas Adlard
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A rotting body is found in a dugout in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Although the miner's possessions and valuable opal have been stolen, his sudden death is treated as an accident until an anonymous... More > letter questions the Coroner's verdict.< Less
A Man From Andamooka By Peter Greisl
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The Story of an Austrian Migrant in the search for the illusive "Rainbow Rock" namely Opal, The exoperiences he had in mining this prescious stone, which took him to the outback of South... More > Australia to a mining town by the name of Andamooka. This is where he experienced Murder, Suicide, Plane Crash, Disasters, Despair etc. The year was 1969. If you are a Opal Lover then you surely will enjoy this publication. Also a Adventures Person will like this book.< Less
Erlebnis Australien Band 1 By Gerhard Lehmann
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Im Laufe einer dreimonatigen Reise mit Bushcamper und Campervan ging es rund um den östlichen Teil Australiens. Die Reise begann im August 2009 in Darwin. Im Anschluss an einen kurzen Abstecher... More > nach Westaustralien wurde der Kontinent von Nord nach Süd durchquert und kaum eine der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten ausgelassen. Nach der Hitze des Nordens und der Kühle des Südens ging es an der Ostküste wieder zurück in die Regenwälder des tropischen Nordens von Queensland. Über die einsamen Straßen des Outback führte die Reise kurz vor Beginn der Regenzeit im November wieder zurück nach Darwin.< Less
Le Mythe d'Andarielle - Les Femmes du Paranormal 2 By Éric Laliberté
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Il y a deux années de cela, le renégat Terrence Morgan a livré la famille Binder aux mains de l'occupant russe qui les a tous exécutés. Aujourd'hui, Dorothea, la... More > seule survivante du clan, poursuit une existence de misère au sein de l'armée fédérale océanienne. Son destin bascule lorsque son commandant la convoque afin de lui proposer de prendre part à l'opération Bloodraven, une mission d'infiltration qui la conduira jusqu'à Coober Pedy, sa cité natale. Là-bas, Morgan est devenu gouverneur et il oppresse le peuple d'une main de fer. Le cerveau de la jeune fille ne fait qu'un tour et saute sur ce qu'elle croit être une opportunité d'accomplir la vendetta à laquelle elle rêvait depuis longtemps. Mais Morgan est plus coriace que prévu et Dorothea a désormais une nouvelle préoccupation en tête lorsque son unité en maraude aperçoit une lueur dans le ciel du désert. Une lumière qui pourrait modifier le cours de son existence… à jamais!< Less
Le Mythe d'Andarielle - Les Femmes du Paranormal 2 By Éric Laliberté
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Il y a deux années de cela, le renégat Terrence Morgan a livré la famille Binder aux mains de l'occupant russe qui les a tous exécutés. Aujourd'hui, Dorothea, la... More > seule survivante du clan, poursuit une existence de misère au sein de l'armée fédérale océanienne. Son destin bascule lorsque son commandant la convoque afin de lui proposer de prendre part à l'opération Bloodraven, une mission d'infiltration qui la conduira jusqu'à Coober Pedy, sa cité natale. Là-bas, Morgan est devenu gouverneur et il oppresse le peuple d'une main de fer. Le cerveau de la jeune fille ne fait qu'un tour et saute sur ce qu'elle croit être une opportunité d'accomplir la vendetta à laquelle elle rêvait depuis longtemps. Mais Morgan est plus coriace que prévu et Dorothea a désormais une nouvelle préoccupation en tête lorsque son unité en maraude aperçoit une lueur dans le ciel du désert. Une lumière qui pourrait modifier le cours de son existence… à jamais!< Less