Pobjie has crafted the ultimate recap of Australian history. While all factually based, the writing is crafted to be very funny. My favourite excerpt is: "The Second Fleet was a fiasco. Like many sequels, they made the fatal mistake of trying to cram in too many new characters: the ships carried over a thousand convicts, which made it difficult to undertake any serious character development. … Some might say the operation went awry at the point when the Crown agreed to pay the fee whether the convicts survived or not. Naturally, [the contracted firm] obeyed the old business maxim 'Don't blow your profit margin on keeping people alive' and, in what experts have called the most predictable outcome of anything to have ever happened, 26 per cent of the convicts on board the fleet died on the way to Australia." Even if you've read other Aussie history books, Error Australis will give you new insight into how Australia came to be.