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The Resource Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, volume I:, From megafunna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long

Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, volume I:, From megafunna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long

Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, volume I:, From megafunna to Macquarie
Title
Girt
Title remainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Title number
volume I:
Title part
From megafunna to Macquarie
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Title variation
From megafauna to Macquarie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
HUMOUR. AUSTRALIAN. 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian wit
  • Australian wit and humor
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, volume I:, From megafunna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Indie non-fiction award 2014" - Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
42481247
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781863957823
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42481247
  • (Sirsi) 42481247
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, volume I:, From megafunna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Indie non-fiction award 2014" - Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
42481247
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781863957823
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42481247
  • (Sirsi) 42481247

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