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Brave, adventurous, loyal, and clever, Nellie is a remarkable Australian Girl.

It's 1849 . . .
and Nellie O'Neill has arrived in South Australia on a ship bringing orphan girls from Irish workhouses. She has left the famine in Ireland far behind, and is full of hopes and dreams for the future. She wants to learn to read, to be part of a family once more and never to be hungry again. Can Nellie make her wishes come true?

Join Nellie across all four stories about an Irish girl with a big heart in search of the freedom to be herself. 

Brave, adventurous, loyal, and clever, Nellie is a remarkable Australian Girl.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    February 29, 2016


    480 pages

    RRP $30.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook


    February 29, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    470 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

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Our Australian Girl: Ruby of Kettle Farm (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: School Days for Ruby (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Ruby and the Country Cousins (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Ruby (Book 1)
Our Australian Girl: Nellie's Greatest Wish (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Nellie's Quest (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Nellie and Secret the Letter (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Nellie (Book 1)
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