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The Dingo Boys: The Squatters of Wallaby Range By George Manville Fenn
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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: George Manville Fenn (3 January 1831, Pimlico – 26 August... More > 1909, Isleworth) was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.Fenn, the third child and eldest son of a butler, Charles Fenn, was largely self-educated, teaching himself French, German and Italian. After studying at Battersea Training College for Teachers (1851–54), he became the master of a national school at Alford, Lincolnshire. He later became a printer, editor and publisher of short-lived periodicals, before attracting the attention of Charles Dickens and others with a sketch for All the Year Round in 1864. He contributed to Chambers's Journal and Once a Week. In 1866, he wrote a series of articles on working-class life for the newspaper The Star. These were collected and republished in four volumes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manville_Fenn< Less
The Story of Australia By Robert Grieve Black
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We all tend to think of Australia as a country with a very short history. In fact it has one of the oldest identifiable histories on this planet dating back to when the first Aboriginal people... More > travelled south between the ice ages. Did you know that there are around one million camels living in the wild in Australia? They are not of course indigenous but rather were shipped in by British colonialists to help explore and develop the outback. The proud Brits didn’t really want their Arab handlers so they returned to their homelands abandoning the camels. Did you know that Australia, with its reliance on coal-burning power stations, is considered to be the world’s number one polluter? These are just a few of the gems in this short history of Australia. It is just under 30,000 words which represents about eighty pages in a standard print book. There are inevitably some dates to maintain the time-line but the emphasis is on telling the story of Australia.< Less
Left Wing-Right Wing, Same Bird By Cilka Zagar
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Left wing- right wing-same bird is a story about the people and places that left traces on my soul. It tells about Slovenia, my native country, and Australia my chosen homeland. I followed Joe, my... More > husband, to sugar cane fields and Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme until we finally built our home in our Promised land-Canberra. A trip to Lightning Ridge changed our lives. The rainbow colours of black opal lured Joe onto the opal fields. I followed and met Aborigines and worked with them. We liked each other. My father said that I can be whoever I want to be, when I close my eyes and imagine. When times were difficult I closed my eyes and escaped into my magic land.< Less
Valley of the Eagle By Barbara Hartmann King
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This is the second novel of the COLOURED SANDS TRILOGY. The womanising Jonathon Clarke has deserted his wife and daughter for a Boston socialite. These family circumstances bring his son Benjamin,... More > an English Aristocrat to his family’s cattle station in Australia. He soon finds his match in the feuding neighbour’s daughter, the highly sexed and stunning Miriam O’Shea. Their love cannot endure. They must first be humbled by the consequences of their feuding families? Meet Ben’s sister, the fearless, untamed Gully Raking (cattle stealing) Annie and the bold-hearted, enigmatic aboriginal servant Josie. Be enlightened by the magic of the Ancient Mystical Eagle, custodian of the secret Aboriginal Dreamtime place known as VALLEY OF THE EAGLE. Laugh – Cry – Endure with this family. Tracking the fortunes of the Clarke family as they battle the elements, the Outback, their neighbours and their love life will be an unforgettable experience.< Less
Poeta Nacitur Non Fit - (A Poet Is Born, Not Made) By Pamela Lillian Valemont
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Poems of a baby boomer, Pamela Lillian Valemont, an Australian woman born post-war, in 1947, who grew up in the 60’s, the Bee Gees, Elvis Presley and Beatles era, and lived through the... More > political turmoil of the Vietnam War, the rise of the conservation/environmental-driven alternative society, the abolition of Apartheid, and the granting of land rights to Australian aborigines, and her interest and participation in these issues and events is apparent in her poetry. Poems reflecting Australian life, up to and including the present day. Her latest poems, Barack Obama, (a tribute to the President of the USA), Women of Liberia, (about the women who forced their country's leader Charles Taylor, to attend peace talks that ended the Civil War in 2003), Holding Hands And Jumping, (about the 2001, 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers), and Children of a Waterborne Holocaust, (about the children swept away and drowned during the historic flood in Queensland, January 2011), are included in this book.< Less
Pemulwuy: The Battle For Sydney By Eric Willmot
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'Pemulwuy: The Battle For Sydney' is the story of the extraordinary, gruesome and heart-wrenching war that raged from 1788 until 1802 from first contact between Australian Aboriginals and Europeans.... More > 'Pemulwuy: The Battle for Sydney' is the story of a man who became a legend as he led an impossible war against a savage enemy determined to conquer a new land – the story of Australia’s first patriot. Dr. Eric Willmot AM, a remarkable storyteller and Aboriginal leader, reveals the untold history of early Sydney and the superhuman plight to protect the land and culture of the Eora people. This is an updated edition of Eric Willmot's best selling novel 'Pemulwuy: The Rainbow Warrior'.< Less
In Search of the Lost By Thomas W. Peltier
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1930s Tasmania - A young father, Greg McKinley struggles to protect his family and a rescued Tasmanian tiger pup from bloodthirsty bounty-hunters that will stop at nothing to cash in its head. Forced... More > to violence and on the run, Greg begins an epic journey into desolate Australian Outback. Present Day – A successful wildlife host, a team of biologists and an aborigine guide - launch an expedition to rediscover the Tasmanian Tiger – an animal long thought to be extinct. Sandstorms, flash floods, deadly snakes, giant gut-slashing birds, aboriginal mystics, hallucinogenic bush drugs and killer crocs are just the beginning as they go In Search of the Lost…< Less
SISTER FLORENCE By The Abbotts
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SISTER FLORENCE The Outback Nurse This is the charming story of Sister Florence an Australian Aborigine Nurse who is the indomitable force behind the Cribbs Creek Community Hospital. Sister Florence... More > meets all challenges head on with humour and kindness whether it be the training of a new rebellious nurse, searching for lost relatives, dealing with the amorous advances of the local police sergeant or entertaining visiting royalty. Sister Florence is a gem and a delightful read! 251 Pages. Pocket Size. Large Print.< Less
Tagged By Luke Fuller
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In a rural Australian town, budding teenage film director Tag Speare lives his life through a camera lens. Battling a racist town, an absent father and a torrid rugby league game, Tag discovers that... More > life is not like the movies and Hollywood rarely prepares you for the head high tackles. 'Romeo and Juliet' for rural Australia, 'Tagged' is an honest portrayal of teenage life...its loves, battles and revelations. 'Tagged' combines popular film, teenage love and rugby league into a tale sure to appeal to teenagers and adults alike.< Less
Tagged By Luke Fuller
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In a rural Australian town, budding teenage film director Tag Speare lives his life through a camera lens. Battling a racist town, an absent father and a torrid rugby league game, Tag discovers that... More > life is not like the movies and Hollywood rarely prepares you for the head high tackles. 'Romeo and Juliet' for rural Australia, 'Tagged' is an honest portrayal of teenage life...its loves, battles and revelations. 'Tagged' combines popular film, teenage love and rugby league into a tale sure to appeal to teenagers and adults alike.< Less

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