Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 1

Black Inc.
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Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia ...

In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are.
Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock," and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

It recounts the misfortunes of the escaped Irish convicts who set out to walk from Sydney to China, guided only by a hand-drawn paper compass, and explains the role of the coconut in Australia's only military coup.

Our nation's beginnings are steeped in the strange, the ridiculous and the frankly bizarre. Girt proudly reclaims these stories for all of us.

Not to read it would be un-Australian

"A sneaky, sometimes shocking peek under the dirty rug of Australian history." - John Birmingham

"Hilarious and insightful -- Hunt has found the deep wells of humour in Australia's history."  - Chris Taylor, The Chaser

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About the author

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own bios for all the books he has written (one).
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Publisher
Black Inc.
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Pages
286
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ISBN
9781863956116
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
Humor / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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