The Resource Girt

Girt

Label
Girt
Title
Girt
Title number
Volume I
Title part
From megafunna to Macquarie
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Title variation
From megafauna to Macquarie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Winner of the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction Shortlisted in the 2014 ABA Nielsen BookData Bookseller's Choice Awards, the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards.'Australian history never looked like this! Beneath the humour is an interesting analysis backed by extensive research, which has uprooted some little-known historical gems. Girt will appeal to readers who enjoyed John Birmingham's Leviathan as much as lovers of Chaser-style satire and the humour of John Clarke ... and leaves this reader hoping there will be further instalments.' —Books+Publishing'Girt ... cuts an irreverent swath through the facts, fools, fantasies and frauds that made this country what it is today, hoisting sacred cows on their own petards and otherwise sawing the legs off Lady Macquarie's chair. I was transported.' —Shane Maloney, The Age Best Books of 2013'Girt is a ripping read... a humorous history that is accessible enough to share with the eight-year-old. Hunt's writing interests span comedy, politics and history, a happy triumvirate when your subject is Australia.' —Stephen Romei, The Australian'There is barely a page in Girt that won't inspire a chortle. It's our early history told by a writer with a wit sharp enough to slice tomatoes. But it's not all jokes and jolly japes. David Hunt has done his research...' —Herald Sun'David Hunt knows how to make the most of history's juicy bits to hook the reader.' —The Age
Member of
Tone
Writing style
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10231344
Cataloging source
ANL
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1971-
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Hunt, David
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Girt (David Hunt)
Series volume
0001
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the unauthorised history of Australia
Label
Girt
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ad2cf6b1-fda6-44b1-925d-5682db851123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922231086
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Girt
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ad2cf6b1-fda6-44b1-925d-5682db851123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922231086
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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