True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 448 pages
Author: D. Hunt
Other: sketches, index
Publisher: Black Inc Press
First there was Girt. Now comes ... True Girt.
In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt transports 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 notorious 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 adventurer 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.
1. Notes from a small island
2. Down and out in Hobart and Risdon
3. The man in black
4. Genocide is painless
5. The People's Poet
- Postscript for MacArthur
6. Batman begins Melbourne (and other stories)
7. Faith, Frauds and Frontier Justice
8. The new colossus
9. We've golden soil
10. Under the Southern Cross I stand
11. Across Australia by bath
12. A widow's son outlawed
13. Such is life
'An engaging, witty and utterly irreverent take on Australian history' - Graeme Simsion, author of The Rose Project
'Astounding, gruesome and frequently hilarious, True Girt is riveting from beginning to end' - Nick Earls
Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia