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Our Empire Story
by H. E. Marshall
Vivid and picturesque account of the principal events in the building of the British Empire. Traces the development of the British colonies from days of discovery and exploration through settlement and establishment of government. Includes stories of the five chief portions of the Empire: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.  Ages 10-16
592 pages $22.95   

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Front Matter

Back Matter


How Lief the Son of Eric the Red Sailed into the West
Westward! Westward! Westward!
How a Breton Sailor Came to Canada
The Story of Henry Hudson
The Father of New France
The Founding of Quebec
How a Bold Answer Saved Quebec
How the Union Jack Was Hoisted upon the Fort of St. Louis
The Feast of Eat-Everything
A Knight of New France
The Beginning of the Hudson Bay Company
The Adventures of La Salle
The Adventures of La Salle (continued)
Count Frontenac
The Story of Madeleine de Vercheres
The War of the Boundary Line
The Path of Glory
For the Empire
The Story of Laura Secord
Red River Settlement
Louis Riel


"There Is Nothing New under the Sun"
The Founding of Sydney
The Adventures of George Bass and Matthew Flinders
A Little Revolution
The First Traveller in Queensland
Through the Great Unknown
"The Tracts of Thirst and Furnace"
The Finding of Gold
The Bushrangers


How a Great White Bird Came to the Shores
The Apostle of New Zealand
Hongi the Warrior
How the Maoris Became the Children of the Great White Queen
"The Heavenly Dawn" and "The Wild Cabbage Leaf" Make War
The Flagstaff War
The Warpath
The Storming of the Bat's Nest
The Taming of the Wild Cabbage Leaf
The King of the Maoris
To the Sound of the War-Song
The Hau Haus and Te Kooti


Early Days
The Coming of the Dutch
The Coming of the French
The Coming of the British
The Rebellion of Slachter's Nek
The Great Witch Doctor
About the Coming of British Settlers and the Wars of the Black Napoleon
The Great Trek
Dingaan's Treachery
The War of the Axe
The Wreck of the "Birkenhead"
The Founding of Two Republics
The Story of a False Prophet
A Story about a Pretty Stone
Facing Fearful Odds
Upon Majuba's Height
The Gold City
War and Peace


Alexander the Great Invades India
How Brave Men Went Sailing upon Unknown Seas
Success at Last
How the Dutch and English Set Forth to India
The First British Ambassador Goes to the Court of the Emperor of India
The Hatred of the Dutch
The French in India
The Siege of Arcot
The Black Hole
The Battle of Plassey
Times of Misrule
Warren Hastings, First Governor-General
Warren Hastings—War
Tippoo Sultan
Warrior Chieftains
The Mutiny of Vellore
The Ghurkas
The Pindaris and the Last Maráthá War
The First Burmese War
The Siege of Bhurtpore
Sati and Thags
The First Afghan War
The Sikhs
The Mutiny—Delhi
The Mutiny—Cawnpore
The Mutiny—Lucknow
The Empress of India

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