Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia


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Author(s): Hunt, David

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

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ISBN-13: 9781863956116

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 286

Publication Date: 20130724

Publisher: Black Inc

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 232 mm155 mm22 mm 

Weight: 382 gr

 

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