The Resource Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt

Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt

Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia
Title
Girt
Title remainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Title number
Volume I
Title part
From megafunna to Macquarie
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt
Title variation
From megafauna to Macquarie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction. Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia... In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story 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. Mark Twain wrote of Australian history: 'It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies ... but they are all true, they all happened.' In Girt, Hunt uncovers these beautiful lies, recounting the strange and ridiculous episodes that conventional histories ignore. The result is surprising, enlightening - and side-splittingly funny. Girt explains the role of the coconut in Australia's only military coup, the Dutch obsession with nailing perfectly good kitchenware to posts, and the settlers' fear of Pemulwuy and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamingcoat. It introduces us to forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the typically Irish crime of 'felony of sock'; Patyegarang, the young Eora girl who co-authored the world's most surprising dictionary; and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia. Our nation's beginnings were steeped in the unlikely, the incongruous and the frankly bizarre. Girt restores these stories to their rightful place. Not to read it would be un-Australian. "David Hunt knows how to make the most of history's juicy bits to hook the reader." - The Age "... fascinating anomalies and anecdotes that never made the pages of Australia's official history books... surprising, bizarre and often hilarious." - Limelight David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own bios for all the books he has written (one)
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Tone
Writing style
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10231344
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
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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3M Company
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True
Series statement
Girt (David Hunt)
Series volume
0001
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  • Humorous writing
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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the unauthorised history of Australia
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hew4q89
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781922231086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781922231086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hew4q89
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hew4q89
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781922231086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781922231086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hew4q89

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