When was the first Melbourne Cup, and which horse won? What's the second verse of 'Advance Australia Fair'? Who was the first woman to stand for federal parliament? And why was Vegemite renamed Parwill in the 1920s?
Here, in one handy reference, are the dates and deeds, the heroes and villains, the icons and important words that have shaped our country, and our place in the world. Full of famous and not-so-famous facts - and a healthy dose of irreverence - The Pocketbook of Aussie Patriotism lists the things that anyone interested in Australia will want to know.
About the Author
Brendan Gullifer (born 1959) is an Australian writer based in Melbourne. His first book, The Pocketbook of Aussie Patriotism, a compact guide to Australian history, was published 2007. Brendan's debut novel, Sold, a black comedy set in the Melbourne real estate industry, was published in April 2009 by Sleepers Publishing and launched by comedian Peter Moon who described the work as "Scary, hilarious, and really well written." Gullifer has a Masters degree in creative media from RMIT University and post-graduate qualifications in teaching English. He works in communications.
Number Of Pages: 103
Published: 1st January 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.800 x 12.800 x 0.800