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Explorations in Australia 1.-Explorations in search of Dr. Leichardt and party. 2.-From Perth to Adelaide, around the great Australian bight. 3.-From Champion Bay, across the desert to the telegraph and to Adelaide. With an appendix on the condition of Wes By John Forrest, Baron Forrest
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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: Sir John Forrest GCMG (22 August 1847 – 2 September... More > 1918) was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament.As a young man, John Forrest won fame as an explorer by leading three expeditions into the interior of Western Australia, for which he was awarded the 1876 Royal Geographical Society's Patron's Medal.He was appointed Surveyor General and in 1890 became the first Premier of Western Australia, its only premier as a self-governing colony. Forrest's premiership gave the state ten years of stable administration during a period of rapid development and demographic change. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forrest< Less
A Tale of Two Tunnels: A Romance of the Western Waters By William Clark Russell
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William Clark Russell was an English writer best known for his nautical novels. At the age of 13 Russell joined the Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea permanently... More > damaged his health, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was best known for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a parallel career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph. Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms passed by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. His influence in this respect was acknowledged by the future King George V. Among Russell's other contemporary admirers were Herman Melville and Algernon Swinburne.< Less
A Tale of Two Tunnels A Romance of the Western Waters By William Clark Russell
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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 Clark Russell (24 February 1844 – 8 November 1911)... More > was an English writer best known for his nautical novels.At the age of 13 Russell joined the United Kingdom's Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea damaged his health permanently, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was known best for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a simultaneous career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph.Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms approved by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Clark_Russell< Less
The Legendary Chicken Sandwich By Richard Lloyd
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Set down for the first time in living memory, this is the story of how the most famous rock and roll band in the world nearly came to Pembroke Castle. Richard Lloyd’s epic tale relates the... More > events leading up to the 1973 Rolling Stones concert at Pembroke Castle which almost took place. Based on the true story... apparently.< Less
The Boss of the Lazy Y By Charles Alden Seltzer
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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: Charles Alden Seltzer (15 August 1875 – 9 February 1942)... More > was an American writer. He was a prolific author of western novels, had writing credits for more than a dozen film titles, and authored numerous stories published in magazines, most prominently in Argosy.Seltzer was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Lucien B. Seltzer and Oceania Hart of Columbus, Ohio. Before becoming a successful writer, he was variously a newsboy, telegraph messenger, painter, carpenter and manager of the circulation of a newspaper, building inspector, editor of a small newspaper, and an appraiser.He married Ella Seltzer, and they had three sons and two daughters. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alden_Seltzer< Less
The Coming of the Law By Charles Alden Seltzer
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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: Charles Alden Seltzer (15 August 1875 – 9 February 1942)... More > was an American writer. He was a prolific author of western novels, had writing credits for more than a dozen film titles, and authored numerous stories published in magazines, most prominently in Argosy.Seltzer was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Lucien B. Seltzer and Oceania Hart of Columbus, Ohio. Before becoming a successful writer, he was variously a newsboy, telegraph messenger, painter, carpenter and manager of the circulation of a newspaper, building inspector, editor of a small newspaper, and an appraiser.He married Ella Seltzer, and they had three sons and two daughters. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alden_Seltzer< Less
How to Write Letters (Illustrated) By Mary Owens Crowther
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The forms for engraved invitations, announcements, and the like, and the styles of notepapers, addresses, monograms, and crests are by courtesy of the Bailey, Banks and Biddle Company, Brentano's,... More > and The Gorham Company. The Western Union Telegraph Company has been very helpful in the chapter on telegrams.< Less
'Firebrand' Trevison By Charles Alden Seltzer
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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: Charles Alden Seltzer (15 August 1875 – 9 February 1942)... More > was an American writer. He was a prolific author of western novels, had writing credits for more than a dozen film titles, and authored numerous stories published in magazines, most prominently in Argosy.Seltzer was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Lucien B. Seltzer and Oceania Hart of Columbus, Ohio. Before becoming a successful writer, he was variously a newsboy, telegraph messenger, painter, carpenter and manager of the circulation of a newspaper, building inspector, editor of a small newspaper, and an appraiser.He married Ella Seltzer, and they had three sons and two daughters. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alden_Seltzer< Less
WILD, WILD WEST CAREERS: Volume 1 By Sarah Peterson
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. Volume One includes: Explorers – Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea; Native American Chiefs, the Trail of Tears, and the Long Walk; Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett and the Alamo; Gold Miners and... More > the California Gold Rush; Pony Express Riders, the Telegraph and Showmen; Homesteaders, Wagon Trains, and, the Donner Party. An outline of each lesson plan is listed below. This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.< Less
The Story of the Pony Express By Glenn Danford Bradley
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An account of the most remarkable mail service ever in existence, and its place in history. The Pony Express was the first rapid transit and the first fast mail line across the North American... More > continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. It was a system by means of which messages were carried swiftly on horseback across the plains and deserts, and over the mountains of the far West. It brought the Atlantic coast and the rapidly developing state of California ten days nearer to each other. The Pony Express had only a brief existence, from April 1860 to October 1861, when it was supplanted by the trans-continental telegraph. Yet it was of the greatest importance in binding the East and West together at a time when overland travel was slow and cumbersome, and when a great national crisis made the rapid communication of news between these sections an imperative necessity.< Less