The Resource Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long

Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long

Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie
Title
Girt
Title remainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
From megafauna to Macquarie
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
Title variation
From megafauna to Macquarie
Creator
Contributor
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
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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
bibliography
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Long, Ad
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True
Series statement
Girt (David Hunt)
Series volume
0001
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  • Literary prize winners
  • Australian wit and humor
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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the unauthorised history of Australia
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17084730
  • 17084730
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume 1, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt ; illustrations by Ad Long
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17084730
  • 17084730

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