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True Girt  : The Unauthorised History of Australia - David Hunt

True Girt

The Unauthorised History of Australia

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First there was Girt. Now comes ... True Girt

In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

True Girt introduces Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail, and Captain Moonlite, Australia's most famous LGBTI bushranger. Meet William Nicholson, the Melbourne hipster who gave Australia the steam-powered coffee roaster and the world the secret ballot. And say hello to Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who shot dead his owner, the explorer John Horrocks.

Learn how Truganini's death inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan.

About the Author

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own bios for all of the books he has written. David is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia which was: Winner, 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction; Shortlisted, 2014 ABA Nielsen BookData Bookseller's Choice Award; Shortlisted, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards; Shortlisted, General Non-Fiction Prize at the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards. True Girt, the sequel, will be published in November 2016. David is a historian, comedy writer and children's book author. He has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

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    An excellent primer on Australian and New Zealand colonial history which should be set as a history text in schools for students of 15+ years.

     
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      This is a follow-up to the book "Girt" which was wonderful - I read it several times and waited for the sequel.
      "True Girt" is well up to expectation.

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        A great sequel to "Girt". If you know Australian history, it's a great read, as we can laugh at ourselves!

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        ISBN: 9781863958844
        ISBN-10: 1863958843
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 288
        Published: 31st October 2016
        Publisher: Black Inc.
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4  x 3.9
        Weight (kg): 23.1