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    DescriptionGirt. 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. About the author: David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own biographical notes for all the books he has written (one). He has worked as an historical consultant and comedy writer for television, and also has a proper job. "A sneaky, sometimes shocking peek under the dirty rug of Australian history." John Birmingham "Hilarious and insightful -- Hunt has found the deep wells of humour in Australia's history." Chris Taylor, The Chaser

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    The Unauthorised History of Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Hunt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    ISBN 13: 9781863956116
    ISBN 10: 1863956115

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    DC22: 994
    BIC subject category V2: WH, HBJM
    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000, HUM000000
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    DC23: 994
    LC classification: 2013412778
    Ingram Theme: INDS/AUSSTD
    Thema V1.0: WH, NHM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Black Inc.
    Imprint name
    Black Inc.
    Publication date
    24 July 2013
    Publication City/Country