Over at Make: Online, Phil Torrone provides a step-by-step for reading 1984 on your Kindle without fear of having Amazon sneak onto your device and zap it down the memory hole while you sleep.
Once you arrive in Australia stop by this site and download a copy of 1984. Read the warning first:
How-To: Read George Orwell's 1984 on your Kindle
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