First there was Girt. Now comes … True Girt In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt transports us the Australian frontier. This Wild South, home hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous Indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of introduces Thomas Davey, hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented Blow My Skull cocktail, Captain Moonlite, Australia’s most notorious LGBTI bushranger. Meet William Nicholson, Melbourne hipster gave Australia steam-powered coffee roaster world secret ballot. And say hello Harry, first camel used in exploration, shot dead owner, adventurer John Horrocks. Learn how Truganini’s death inspired Martian invasion Earth. Discover role Hall Oates Myall Creek Massacre. be reminded why you should never ever smoke with Colonial Boy Mad Dan Morgan. If Manning Clark Bill Bryson were left on a desert island only one pen, they would write ‘An engaging, witty utterly irreverent take history.’ Graeme Simsion, author The Rosie Project ‘Astounding, gruesome frequently hilarious, is riveting from beginning end.’ Nick Earls an unusually tall handsome man likes writing own biographical notes. His book, Girt, won 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Book Industry Awards. He has birthmark that looks like Tasmania, smaller not as far south.
The last continent to be claimed by Europeans, Australia began settled the British in 1788 form of a jail for its convicts. While culture has had largest influence on country and presence can seen everywhere, were not Australia’s original populace. first inhabitants Australia, Aborigines, are believed have migrated from Southeast Asia into northern as early 60,000 years ago. This distinctive blend vastly different cultures contributed ease with which become one world’s most successful immigrant nations. A Z relates history this unique beautiful land, is home an amazing range flora fauna, climate that ranges tropical forests arid deserts, single collection coral reefs islands world. Through detailed chronology, introduction, appendixes, bibliography, cross-referenced dictionary entries some more significant persons, places, events; institutions organizations; political, economic, social, cultural, religious facets, author James Docherty provides much needed volume reference unpromising beginnings liberal, tolerant, democracy it today.