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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hunt, David

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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 indigenou...s 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.
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ISBN 9781863958844
Published AU 31 Oct 2016
Publisher Black Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781863958844
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Black Inc
Imprint Black Inc.
Published 31 Oct 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, David
Category Humour
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 994
Weight 599g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Australian wit and humor, Australia - History, Australia - Anecdotes, Australia
NBS Text Humour: Collections & General
ONIX Text General/trade