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The Resource Girt nation : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 3, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long

Girt nation : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 3, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long

Label
Girt nation : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 3
Title
Girt nation
Title remainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Title number
Volume 3
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The saga of Australia continues with... GIRT NATION David Hunt tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia's transformation from aspiration to nation - an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier beards, of workers and women who weren't going to take it anymore. Girt Nation introduces Alfred Deakin, the Liberal necromancer whose dead advisors made Australia a better place to live, and Banjo Paterson, the jihadist who called on God and the Prophet to drive the Australian infidels from the Sudan 'like sand before the gale'. And meet Catherine Helen Spence, the feminist polymath who envisaged a utopian future of free contraceptives, easy divorce and immigration restrictions to prevent the 'Chinese coming to destroy all we have struggled for!' Thrill as Jandamarra leads the Bunuba against Western Australia, and Valentine Keating leads the Crutchy Push, an all-amputee street gang, against the conventionally limbed. Gasp as Essendon Football Club trainer Carl von Ledebur injects his charges with crushed dog and goat testicles. Weep as Scott Morrison's communist great-great-aunt Mary Gilmore holds a hose in New Australia. And marvel at how Labor, a political party that spent a quarter of a century infighting over how to spell its own name, ever rose to power
Cataloging source
VMOR
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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
bibliography
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Long, Ad
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  • Australian wit and humour
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Girt nation : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 3, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070077455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1264097391
Label
Girt nation : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 3, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070077455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1264097391

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