True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

by David Hunt

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Overview

First there was Girt. Now comes ...


True Girt


In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes 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 infamous 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781863958844
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own bios for all the books he has written. David is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, which won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted in both the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards. True Girt, the sequel, will be published in November 2016. David is a historian, comedy writer and children's book author. He has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

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