True Girt

  • by David Hunt
  • Narrated by David Hunt
  • 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First there was Girt. Now comes...True Girt.
In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes 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 infamous 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 explorer 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.
David Hunt is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, which won the 2014 Indie Award for nonfiction and was short-listed in both the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards. David is a comedy writer, historian and children's book author. He has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

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Fantastic listen.

Fantastic listen enjoyed the humor and the reality of how the aboriginals were treated. The British we're kinda dicks!
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- Waren Wallace

More Girt

Continuing Australian history(since white settlement) , written in the same style as the other book & also very witty. However, in this is included a chilling account of the agonizing demise of the Aboriginal population of Tasmania. This is an Australian history topic completely ignored in our school curriculum of the 1950's & 60's.
I highly recommend these two books.
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- Greg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios