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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia - Volume 2
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David Hunt
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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia - Volume 2

David Hunt


Black Inc



288 pages

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First there was Girt - WINNER ~ INDIE AWARDS 2014 - BEST NON-FICTION. Now comes True Girt!

In this side-splitting sequel to his bestselling 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...

This is Australia’s past as you’ve never seen it - funnier, sadder, wilder and weirder than you could possibly imagine!

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By:   David Hunt
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   588g
ISBN:   9781863958844
ISBN 10:   1863958843
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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