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              Captain Cook's Apprentice
               

              Captain Cook's Apprentice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $37.00
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              The enthralling story of Captain Cook's voyage to Australia, as seen through the eager eyes of a cabin boy. When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavour from England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It would be... a voyage full of uncertainties and terrors. During the course of the three-year journey, Isaac's eyes are opened to all the brutal realities of life at sea - floggings, storms, press-gangs, the deaths of fellow crewmen, and violent clashes on distant shores. Yet Isaac also experiences the tropical beauty of Tahiti, where he becomes enchanted with a beautiful Tahitian girl. He sees the wonders of New Zealand, and he is there when the men of Endeavour first glimpse the east coast of Australia, anchor in Botany Bay, and run aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Acclaimed and award-winning historical novelist Anthony Hill brings to life this landmark voyage with warmth, insight and vivid detail in this exciting and enlightening tale of adventure and discovery.
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              ISBN 9780143789505
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Story of Billy Young
               

              The Story of Billy Young (Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $30.00
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              A powerful account of one of the youngest-ever prisoners of war. Award-winning author Anthony Hill takes us into the hearts and minds of the POWs, who refused to ever wholly submit to their captors. Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941.

              ISBN 9780143569138
              Published NZ 23 Jul 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Soldier Boy

              Soldier Boy (Paperback, New title)

              By Hill, Anthony

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              On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages ...12 and over.
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              ISBN 9780141003306
              Published NZ 2 Apr 2001
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Last Convict
                

              The Last Convict (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $44.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Feb 21

              'It's a good story, Samuel. You're a piece of living history.' Oxford 1863: Young Samuel Speed sets a barley stack alight in the hope it will earn him a bed in prison for the night. He wants nothing more than a morsel of food in his belly and a warm place to sleep off the streets.... What he receives is a sentence of seven years' servitude, to be served half a world away in the penal colony of Fremantle, Western Australia. When Samuel boards the transport ship Belgravia, he is stripped of his clothing and even his name, and given regulations of when to rise, eat, clean and sleep. On arrival at Fremantle Prison, hard labour is added to the mix and he wonders if life can get any worse. The only solace he finds is a love of reading, which allows the likes of Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist to become his lifelong friends. Samuel is granted a ticket of leave in 1867 and full freedom in 1871, but what sort of life can a man forge for himself in the colony, with no skills, no money and no family? Will it be the beginning of the life he has always dreamed of, or do some sentences truly never end?
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              ISBN 9780655671763
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Last Convict
               

              The Last Convict (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              • Pub Date
                2 Feb 21

              'It's a good story, Samuel. You're a piece of living history.' Oxford 1863: Young Samuel Speed sets a barley stack alight in the hope it will earn him a bed in prison for the night. He wants nothing more than a morsel of food in his belly and a warm place to sleep off the streets.... What he receives is a sentence of seven years' servitude, to be served half a world away in the penal colony of Fremantle, Western Australia. When Samuel boards the transport ship Belgravia, he is stripped of his clothing and even his name, and given regulations of when to rise, eat, clean and sleep. On arrival at Fremantle Prison, hard labour is added to the mix and he wonders if life can get any worse. The only solace he finds is a love of reading, which allows the likes of Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist to become his lifelong friends. Samuel is granted a ticket of leave in 1867 and full freedom in 1871, but what sort of life can a man forge for himself in the colony, with no skills, no money and no family? Will it be the beginning of the life he has always dreamed of, or do some sentences truly never end?
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              ISBN 9780655671770
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              For Love of Country

              For Love of Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

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              ISBN 9780143799962
              Published NZ 28 Mar 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Animal Heroes
               

              Animal Heroes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $38.00
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              In Darwin in 1942, Gunner's barking alerted an entire army base of impending air raids, well before the enemy planes appeared on radar. Following an ambush, Sarbi the explosive detection dog was held captive by the Taliban for over a year, before heading home a hero. And when 135...000 horses left Australia for the First World War, why was General Bridges' charger Sandy the only one to return home? Drawing from first-hand sources and interviews with those who were there, Anthony Hill brings to life the loyalty and courage of these animals, and the love their soldiers felt for them. From the donkeys that carried the wounded at Gallipoli to the dolphins that hunted underwater mines in Iraq, these animal heroes are at the heart of some of the most remarkable stories in Australia's military history. This fully revised and updated edition features inspiring true stories of heroism and sacrifice, many of them never told before.
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              ISBN 9780143784609
              Published NZ 3 Apr 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Young Digger

              Young Digger (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

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              ISBN 9780670079292
              Published NZ 13 Jun 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Last Convict
               

              The Last Convict (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $27.75
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 21

              'It's a good story, Samuel. You're a piece of living history.' Oxford 1863- Young Samuel Speed sets a barley stack alight in the hope it will earn him a bed in prison for the night. He wants nothing more than a morsel of food in his belly and a warm place to sleep off the streets.... What he receives is a sentence of seven years' servitude, to be served half a world away in the penal colony of Fremantle, Western Australia. When Samuel boards the transport ship Belgravia, he is stripped of his clothing and even his name, and given regulations of when to rise, eat, clean and sleep. On arrival at Fremantle Prison, hard labour is added to the mix and he wonders if life can get any worse. The only solace he finds is a love of reading, which allows the likes of Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist to become his lifelong friends. Samuel is granted a ticket of leave in 1867 and full freedom in 1871, but what sort of life can a man forge for himself in the colony, with no skills, no money and no family? Will it be the beginning of the life he has always dreamed of, or do some sentences truly never end? A colourful recreation of the life and times of the last known convict to be sent to Australia, The Last Convict is a moving study of old age and loneliness, as one social outcast finds meaning in his impoverished life through the power of literature. Meticulously researched and brilliantly woven into an engaging fictional account, it is an unforgettable story by an award-winning writer and historian.
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              ISBN 9781760894467
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Burnt Stick

              The Burnt Stick (Paperback)

              By Hill, Anthony; Illustrated by Sofilas, Mark

              • RRP: $21.00
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              This is the story of an aboriginal boy's life and his struggle to decide where he belongs and how to cope with a society that doesn't understand and doesn't tolerate.

              ISBN 9780140369298
              Published NZ 3 Jun 1996
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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