How does Fishpond Work?

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Girt
By

Rating
New or Used: $32.50
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. National Bestseller 'If there's a better book on Australian history, it won't be as funny.' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project 'Hilarious and insightful - Hunt has found the deep wells of humour in Australia's history.' Chris Taylor, The Chaser 'A sneaky, sometimes shocking peek under the dirty rug of Australian history.' John Birmingham 'There is barely a page in Girt that won't inspire a chortle. It's our early history told by a writer with a wit sharp enough to slice tomatoes.' The Herald Sun 'Girt . . . cuts an irreverent swathe through the facts, fools, fantasies and frauds that made this country what it is today, hoisting sacred cows on their own petards and otherwise sawing the legs off Lady Macquarie's chair. I was transported.' Shane Maloney, The Age
Product Details

About the Author

Authors Bio, not available

Reviews

'If there's a better book on Australian history, it won't be as funny.' - Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project 'Hilarious and insightful - Hunt has found the deep wells of humour in Australia's history.' - Chris Taylor, The Chaser 'A sneaky, sometimes shocking peek under the dirty rug of Australian history.' - John Birmingham 'There is barely a page in Girt that won't inspire a chortle. It's our early history told by a writer with a wit sharp enough to slice tomatoes.' - The Herald Sun 'Girt ...cuts an irreverent swathe through the facts, fools, fantasies and frauds that made this country what it is today, hoisting sacred cows on their own petards and otherwise sawing the legs off Lady Macquarie's chair. I was transported.' - Shane Maloney, The Age 'Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia ...'

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Girt: The Unauthorised History Of Australia on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top