ALLARS, Simon

ISBN 978-0-6451562-3-2
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Plan G

Your life is your opportunity to encounter God and His intentions for you.

Plan G is the blueprint to discover God’s plan and purpose for your life. It’s worth remembering that only God can enter your life knowing your future and with the correct viewpoint. Given this foreknowledge, what we all really need is His Plan G – God’s plan – which is about His unfailing goodness to all generations and comes with an eternal, not just a lifetime, guarantee.

It’s God’s great rescue plan for His most precious creation – mankind. It’s like no other plan ever devised. It is timeless, priceless and matchless and there’s a place within it just for you. If you’ve tried plan A without success and your plan B hasn’t worked either, it’s time for you to discover Plan G: the grand design for all time; the plan for mankind from beginning to end. May God bless you and reveal His truth to you as you read about and join the dots of His marvellous plan.

ISBN 978-0-978-6485862-1-0
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George

George tells the life story of George T Tilston, who experienced his fair share of trouble and sorrow in his first threescore and ten years: two world wars, a great depression and a deep recession to name a few.

On the verge of reaching his seventieth birthday he did ‘fly away’ – not off the perch exactly, but off to Perth in Western Australia – propelled by the love for his family and the promise of a new beginning.

Simon Allars Author of George

About the Author

Simon Mark Allars was born in Chester, England and now lives in Melbourne, Australia.

A former failed bank teller, often lost backpacker, tin-opening chef and communications consultant, he now works with his wife Sandra in their aged care service business.

Simon is the proud dad of three lovely daughters: Abbey, Olly and Hannah – all of whom have inherited his wacky sense of fun and love of Liverpool Football Club. He has written several manuscripts before, but George was his first in print.

 
 

WESTFIELD, Drew

ISBN 978-1-922527-43-1 PAPERBACK

Until The End

Set on the beaches that stretch along the far north-eastern reaches of Tasmania, ‘Until The End’ is a story of the bond between two brothers that has been forged on family separation. They journey together through personal disappointment, teenage wildness, emotional struggle, and eventually the loss of the older brother’s life to suicide.

A gripping read that delves into the depths of the aftermath, the devastation that it has on the family, and the distance it takes the younger brother on his own journey.

About the Author

 
This is the first story written by Drew Westfield, who grew up in suburban Launceston, Tasmania. This story follows Drew around with a move to Brisbane, a return to Launceston, Hobart and eventually Melbourne. Drew has since dedicated his life and work to improving the physical and mental health of himself and now those around him after the experiences that he shares in this novel.
 

SELOCHAN, Viberto

The Portuguese Lady’s Earrings

ISBN 978-1-922527-80-6 PAPERBACK

The Portuguese Lady’s Earrings covers the rich tapestry of the de Oliveira Evora family. Their rise to power and wealth began with their role in the Portuguese Empire, the Church predominantly through Jesuits, and with military regimes. Jewish money financed the family’s business from the spice trade to trading people and ownership of sugar plantations in Brazil.

In 1940, Portugal was under the dictatorship of President Antonio de Oliveira Salazar who was ambivalent about Jewish refugees flooding Lisbon. Sitting on the Atlantic, the City on the Tagus from where explorers launched the ‘Age of Discovery’ became a perfect port to flee from the Nazis.

The Establishment de Oliveira Evora family remained well entrenched in the business community and to a lesser extent with the Salazar government. It, however, maintained a strong relationship with the country’s centuries old established, successful and integrated Jewish community.

Follow Lia Maria who entwines herself with Tascha, a Jewish architectural student from Odessa; Olga Sara, the child of Tascha and Lia Maria, who is reared by her great uncle in Sao Paulo, Brazil after her mother disappears in Madeira; and Olga Sara’s son Carlos, born out of wedlock, who is sent to boarding school in England.

The Portuguese Lady’s Earrings elaborates on the secrecy that surrounds the family’s historical relationship with the Jewish community and indeed Olga Sara’s heritage.

About the Author

VIBERTO SELOCHAN moved to Australia from England. After completing a PhD at the Australian National University, he worked as an academic, intelligence analyst and an Australian diplomat. He is a business executive and entrepreneur. He published and edited books and wrote for Australian and Asian newspapers and magazines and is a public commentator. His philanthropic activities include micro finance. He lives in Melbourne.

MILLER, Kenneth

ISBN 978-1-922452-65-8 PAPERBACK

They Came on Royal Saxon

The Ware Family Story

John Ware, with his wife, Maria, had four children in England. He decided that he would give himself and his young family a better life. In 1841, John and his eldest three young children, Jane, James and Mary emigrated to Australia.

THEY CAME ON, ROYAL SAXON.

This book, not only describes the life of the Ware family, but how the contributed to the development of Victoria and how Victorian history developed around them. In fact, the Wares arrived in Australia so early, that it was before Victoria was even known by that name.

Melbourne was then in its infancy, and the “country all around the wildest bush, the abode of the black fellow and kangaroo.” John Batman and John Fawkner had only arrived a few years before and they and other notable figures in the history of Victoria, make an appearance in this story.

The Wares soon moved to the Western Districts pastoral region. This was a dark period of time in Victorian history with numerous aboriginal incursions and massacres. The Wares lived in the middle of this terrifying time.

John and his second wife, Sarah Dede, were married as Melbourne was gripped by gold fever. They lived on at least three farms situated in prime positions between Melbourne and the Mount Alexander goldfields.

One son and six daughters of John’s reached adulthood. Each one of them has an interesting story full of joys and trials.

John and his family worked hard to prosper and the family expanded and settled in areas right across Australia. The many hundreds of Ware descendants owe a great debt of gratitude to this pioneering family.

The book is a tribute to John Ware and his family.

About the Author

Ken lives in the beautiful Mandurang valley, on the outskirts of Bendigo, with his wife, Barb. Their self-built house is mudbrick, on 1.5 hectares of land and is surrounded by trees and birds. Ken and Barb have two daughters who both have three children.

Ken commenced teaching in Broadmeadows in 1975. He is currently the senior mathematics teacher at Victory Christian College in Bendigo. When he was able to go part time a few years ago he commenced researching his family history. One day he decided that the best way to collate all of the various anecdotes and documents that he had collected was to write it in book form. Since then, documenting his and Barb’s family stories has become an obsession. As of 2021, however, he still teaches. He has tried to retire a number of times but finds that he also loves teaching, mathematics and students too much.

DINNING, Suzanne

Ancestral Legends of Mount Stuart Station 

ISBN 978-1-922452-59-7 PAPERBACK

I clearly remember my Mother’s words as we sat on the verandah one afternoon. “If only somebody would come, just to have somebody to talk to.” She had put down the socks she was darning and was looking longingly down the dusty, winding road in front of her. I was a child at the time and I shared her longing for somebody to come to break the monotony and loneliness.

This is the story of the people who established Mount Stuart Station in 1880 on barren land near Tibooburra in northwestern NSW. Working tirelessly through times of drought and isolation, the Thomson family established a successful sheep station that remained in the same family for 126 years. – Sue Dinning

ANSTEY, Peter, & APPS, Joan

ISBN 978-0-9873575-8-8
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Charles Anstey & Eliza Cererher Port Elliot Pioneers

A ship-wreck and an escape from the Great Famine of Ireland are the starting points for the story of Charles Anstey and Eliza Cererher in South Australia. Told against the backdrop of the Encounter Bay region’s unsuccessful attempt to become the sea terminal for the River Murray trade, this history uses nineteenth century newspapers and other records to describe key events in the lives of these two pioneers of the Port Elliot region.First cousins Peter Anstey and Joan Apps (nee Anstey) are grand-children of Charles John Anstey, the youngest child of Charles John Anstey and Eliza Cererher. They have long shared an interest in family history. Their research has come together in this book which explores and answers many questions about their great-grandparents’ lives. In the process they discovered that life in a small country town was not necessarily idyllic, that ancestors had human frailties, and that caring for the family cow could cause problems.

ISBN 978-1-9224528-7-0
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Kalgoorie to Glenelg

Charles Anstey & Fanny Smith: A Family History

In this companion volume to Charles Anstey & Eliza Cererher: Port Elliot pioneers, first cousins Peter Anstey and Joan Apps (nee Anstey) continue the story of the Anstey family in Australia, focusing on the lives and family of their grandparents Charles John Anstey and Fanny Louisa Smith.

Set against a background of economic depression and a gold rush, the first part of the book outlines Charles and Fanny’s years in the Western Australian gold mining towns of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie, their return to South Australia and their family and working life in the districts of Glenelg and Sturt (Marion).

The second part of the book describes the lives of Charles and Fanny’s children, including the shadow cast on them by the Second World War. The third part is devoted to Fanny’s family and includes a brief history of the Smith (Godden) and Killery families.

The authors observe that during much of this period, the lives of their grandparents and parents revolved around their church and local community – fetes, bazaars, card games, dances and balls – a world where speechmaking and poetry recitation were still considered worthy pursuits.