The Rockies and the Greater NW USA

Rockies FP smallFree for download for a few days only, is an Aussie view of the NW USA.

A candid travelogue of discovering the American Greater North West and the Rockies bought to you  FREE FOR A SHORT TIME in e-book through Amazon.

Join our author Jan and her hubby as she tours across the Rockies, dips down across the vast Prairies of Montana and explores the beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Take the western pioneer route to California and then tour up the Pacific West to Portland and Seattle.

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Nulla Nulla

Nulla_Nulla_Cover_for_Kindle copyAvailable for only a few days is a promotional download of the e-book Nulla Nulla and find a Breath of Yesteryear

A trip into Colonial Australia as told by Cecil Roy Mackaway

This is an account of growing up in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney. The tales and the vernacular used are of an era now passed. Join Cecil as brings to life the world of colonial Aus’

For other books on travelling around Aus’ see “Around the Campfire” and the stories from “Discovering Australia and Her Lore”

Jan also writes novels on contemporary Aboriginal Australia. In The Dreaming Series, you will walk with the Shaman as they struggle to survive in a contemporary world. Each book from The Dreaming Series is a tale in its own right, each book will step you into a world hidden from your own.

To discover more of the ancient Aboriginal Lore, visit the page dedicated to exploring this Lore in “Australia an Ancient Land”.

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Amazon.com – Kindle Launches Matchbook!

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Amazon.com has now launched Matchbook for its customers.

Matchbook is an innovative program where you can get an e-book version of any print book you purchase for much less than you would pay, or even for FREE.

As an Author I have come right on board for this program as I feel it is a great concept for readers. In the ‘Around the Campfire’ series there are a number of print versions available, mostly for the more popular of the series.

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Aussie Bush Poetry – Two-Fellow Level ‘gether

Spirits copyI first came across this poem in my research into Tribal Aboriginal Australians and the poem so touched me that I included it as a preface into Book 3, Spirits of the Rocks of The Dreaming Series.

I would like to share it with you now… enjoy.

An Australian Poem
Unknown Author

Two-Fellow Level ‘gether

Missus boy and my little boy two fellow grow up ‘gether
Level play in mud all day longa the rainy weather;
Two-fellow chase em dog all-time, fight and climb em tree,
Listen hard when my man tell stories longa to we.

That little white kid him likem me, properly nice one boy,
My old man go bush all day, cut em out boomerang toy;
Two-fellow play-play all the day, one fellow black one white,
Two fellow same when play at game, two-fellow level fight.

And my old man him say to me, ‘must be someone mad,
Whitefellow think him all time good, blackfellow all time bad;
But kiddie him no more think that way, two-fellow level play,
Whitefellow talk-talk one-fellow God, two-fellowlevel pray.

‘Blackfellow all day help ‘em white, somebody must be fool.
Whitefellow boy go different kind whenever him go to school;
“Can’t understand,” my old man say, “somewhere somebody mad.”
But I no more listen, me only see, two kid happy and glad. 

So I talk, ‘old man, listen here, no more growl-growl white,
All-about must live him way, which one say him right?’
Kiddie him play-play every day, kiddie him no more fool.
Two-fellow level understand when two-fellow level school.

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 11.40.47 AMDrawn from ‘Tales From the Aborigines’
By Bill Harney (1895-1962) – First edition Oct 1959

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Ghosts, Shades and Creatures of the Underworld

Shadow creaturesAs an Author much of my life has been plumbing the depths in research. Having always had an interest in the paranormal and supernatural, seeing it as an 3rd and 4th dimension to our lives and our world, I have  always had a drive to discover more. It is a world and history that science largely ignores but which philosophy often dabbles in.

As an Aussie I was delighted to discover as a child, the realm of the Australian Spirit Creatures and that of the Underworld, often identified as the Dreaming… an area within the realm of the Dreamtime. That Australia has an Underworld comes as a shock to many despite the fact that it is the most ancient of lands. Our continent is riddled with the caverns of the Dreamtime, places etched by water, wind and volcanism such as Jenolan Caves, Undara and the vast caverns of the Oondiri Plains to name just a few.

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