Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt

By David Hunt

Winner, 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction

Girt. No note may well larger catch the essence of Australia...

In this hilarious historical past, David Hunt finds the reality of Australia’s prior, from megafauna to Macquarie – the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that experience 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 develop into the 1st animal to circumnavigate Australia. It recounts the misfortunes of the escaped Irish convicts who got down to stroll from Sydney to China, guided basically by way of a hand-drawn paper compass, and explains the position of the coconut in Australia’s in simple terms army coup.

Our nation’s beginnings are steeped within the unusual, the ridiculous and the frankly strange. Girt proudly reclaims those tales for all of us.

Not to learn it'd be un-Australian.

Shortlisted, 2014 ABA Nielsen BookData Bookseller's selection Award, 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2014 Australian ebook Awards.

Girt … cuts an irreverent swath during the proof, fools, fantasies and frauds that made this state what it's this present day, hoisting sacred cows all alone petards and in a different way sawing the legs off girl Macquarie’s chair. i used to be transported.’ —Shane Maloney, the Age most sensible Books of 2013

Girt is a ripping learn… a funny heritage that's available sufficient to percentage with the eight-year-old. Hunt’s writing pursuits span comedy, politics and heritage, a cheerful triumvirate whilst your topic is Australia.’ —Stephen Romei within the Australian

David Hunt is an surprisingly tall and good-looking guy who likes writing his personal bios for the entire books he has written. David is the writer of Girt: The Unauthorised heritage of Australia, which received the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and used to be shortlisted in either the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Australian booklet Awards. True Girt, the sequel, was once released in 2016, as was once a e-book for kids, The nostril Pixies. David has a birthmark that appears like Tasmania, merely smaller and never as a long way south.

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