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The Resource True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2

True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2

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True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2
Title
True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2
Title number
Volume 2
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
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Language
eng
Summary
First there was Girt. Now comes ...True GirtIn this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt transports 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 notorious 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 adventurer 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. If Manning Clark and Bill Bryson were left on a desert island with only one pen, they would write True Girt.'An engaging, witty and utterly irreverent take on Australian history.' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project'Astounding, gruesome and frequently hilarious, True Girt is riveting from beginning to end.' Nick EarlsDavid Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own biographical notes. His first book, Girt, won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards. He has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south
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"First there was Girt. Now comes . . . True Girt In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt transports 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. If Manning Clark and Bill Bryson were left on a desert island with only one pen, they would write True Girt." --Back cover
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10556613
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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Long, Ad
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True
Series statement
Girt (David Hunt)
Series volume
0002
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Target audience
adult
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the unauthorised history of Australia
Label
True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:1ad28829-4935-46b7-b21c-6a9a8dcdfa92
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781925435320
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optical disk
Label
True Girt - The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1ad28829-4935-46b7-b21c-6a9a8dcdfa92
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435320
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True
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optical disk

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