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  1. Heartache & Terror Premium

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/02/2019 (Updated: 06/16/2019)

    After many years of University and Army training, 21-year-old Struan Kenrick is given two weeks leave before being transferred to a new position in Darwin. On arrival at the airport close to the family properties, Struan learns from his oldest brother, Euan, that their youngest brother Sawney is being ostracised by their grandparents, making him isolated and depressed. Determined to improve the situation for his baby brother, Struan organised for Sawney and him to go on a short holiday, firstly on the Indian Pacific train, and then a stay on Rottnest Island, but things take a dramatic change once on the train.

  2. Dear Travel Diary

    By quokka, in Non-Fiction. 01/01/2021 (Updated: 01/09/2021)

    This diary is of my travels to a remote location for a seven day holiday, starting on New Years Day 2021.

  3. Train Whistle Blowing

    By quokka, in Fiction. 01/12/2021 (Updated: 01/23/2021)

    Having recently lost his father from a mining accident in Northern Western Australia, twelve year old Hunter Mitchell along with his much younger brother Fraser learnt from their mother, that we may be moving to her ancestral home of the Cook Islands, in the central Pacific. This meant that Hunter would be leaving his good friends, especially his best friend Jacob, who along with his father and older brother, took me on a sailing trip onboard a racing trimaran, to help me stop thinking of the loss of my father, and had an awesome time.

  4. Shadows Dancing in the Sun

    By quokka, in Fiction. 01/15/2020 (Updated: 02/13/2020)

    Stepping off the bus from school, and clasping my boyfriend Kyle’s hand, I was unaware that my life was soon to change dramatically, while being distracted by Kyle, I didn’t notice that my stepfather had just driven past.

    Within an hour, I would be packing my bags in preparation for a move to a new home and life, living with my uncle Mitchell and his husband Xavier.

  5. Aussie Pioneers

    By quokka, in Fiction. 01/03/2019 (Updated: 03/14/2019)

    With a large family, and very little income, Edwin and Archie are sent to Australia to start a new life, with just some belongings, a small amount of stock, and a very small amount of money.

    When the ship lands at Ceduna in South Australia, the brothers manage to buy a farm, some food, basic supplies, a horse and wagon, and they head off on their new life.

  6. Adventures of Devon Carlton 1. Devon

    By quokka, in Fiction. 07/08/2019 (Updated: 07/18/2019)

    This is the story of Devon Carlton, a young man, who started attending university studying Engineering, but switched to Architecture, and from there life takes a dramatic twist, firstly with national and international consequences, then to avoid media attention, Devon and his two apartment mates flee to a Pacific Island for a holiday, where they meet the members of the Celtic boy band EQD.

  7. Uncertain Future

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/17/2017 (Updated: 07/12/2017)

    The oldest of two boys, of a single mother, Wesley helps his mum to bring up his baby brother, as well as attending school and having a part time job.

    Life changes suddenly, with the death of the store owner, Wesley's boss, who he regarded as his adopted grandfather.

    Falling into a deep depression, from the loss of his boss, and the risk of medical intervention by his mother, Wesley flees from home, where by chance he finds a new home, eventually a new job and friends.

  8. New Beginings 1. New Beginnings

    By quokka, in Fiction. 08/21/2017 (Updated: 12/22/2017)

    Having recently lost his second parent, Huon Davenport meets a stranger from Europe,

    who has a story about their fathers, when they were students at Oxford University.

    Meanwhile, Huon is discovered to have a singing talent, which his school friend, and his friends mother,

    the schools chaplain, try to encourage him to continue.

  9. Outback 1. Outback

    By quokka, in Fiction. 10/09/2017 (Updated: 11/28/2017)

    This is the story of Bryce Silverton, a 15 year old lad,

    who lives and works on the family cattle station in the remote Western Australian Outback.

    Come along and enjoy the ride of Bryce's ups and downs in life, hang on as it gets bumpy...

  10. Beyond Frontier 2. Frontier

    By quokka, in Fiction. 10/15/2017 (Updated: 12/10/2017)

    This is the continuing story of Anton Hamilton and family, Gramps - Marcus, Brothers - Neal & Jedd,

    and his crew - Simon & partner - Finn, Kirk & partner - Leon, Anton's NZ friend - Sarah and her son - Oscar,

    plus Simon's cousin - Jasper, his wife - Anita, and their two boys Nathan & Micha.

  11. Deep Space Adventures 3. Deep Space

    By quokka, in Fiction. 01/29/2020 (Updated: 02/29/2020)

    The continuing adventures of the Lenegan Family in Deep Space.

  12. Outback Corporation 2. Outback

    By quokka, in Fiction. 02/04/2018 (Updated: 04/26/2018)

    This is the continued story of Outback, with the story concentrating on Kes, while his father is away.

    I recommend that you read the first book, before starting to read this one. Q

    21 Chapters in total..

    I dedicate this story in memory of my wonderful editor - Mogwhy.

    Rest In Peace Dear Lady.

  13. Wellstead

    By quokka, in Fiction. 02/04/2018 (Updated: 03/29/2018)

    This story is about Grant A Wellstead, his five closest friends, after the death of his parents and sister in a horrific car accident.

    At a result of the accident, Grant becomes very wealthy, when the courts award compensation for the loss of his family and from the injuries he received from the same accident. His only living relatives, his Scottish grandparents, move to Australia to care for their grandson, as he recovers from his injuries.

    Afterwards, Grant travels to Scotland with his grandparents, to complete his education. Come along and enjoy the ride of Grant's ups and downs in life, hang on as it gets bumpy...

  14. NB New Direction 2. New Beginnings

    By quokka, in Fiction. 03/06/2018 (Updated: 03/20/2018)

    NB Book 2

    This is the continuing story of Huon Devonport and his cousins.

  15. Falsely Accused

    By quokka, in Fiction. 04/09/2018 (Updated: 04/12/2018)

    This is the story of the trials and troubles of Johnnie, born Edward John Lester in Scotland, in 1842

    Although he came from a poor background, with the assistance of a wealthy uncle, Johnnie was able to complete his education and university studies to become a doctor, only to be falsely accused of housebreaking and larceny, and he is sentenced to transportation to the Swan Colony in Australia.

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