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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231344
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, David
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Narrator not specified
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Girt (David Hunt)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian wit and humor
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D0A2801E-E477-480F-B0C3-338C669A9810
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 15 min., 29 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781863956116
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D0A2801E-E477-480F-B0C3-338C669A9810
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o903123373
  • (OCoLC)903123373
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not applicable
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Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, David Hunt
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D0A2801E-E477-480F-B0C3-338C669A9810
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 15 min., 29 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781863956116
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D0A2801E-E477-480F-B0C3-338C669A9810
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o903123373
  • (OCoLC)903123373
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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