By David Hunt
Girt. No note might greater seize the essence of Australia ...
In this hilarious background, David Hunt unearths the reality of Australia's previous, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that experience 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 turn into the 1st animal to circumnavigate Australia.
It recounts the misfortunes of the escaped Irish convicts who got down to stroll from Sydney to China, guided purely by means of a hand-drawn paper compass, and explains the function of the coconut in Australia's simply army coup.
Our nation's beginnings are steeped within the unusual, the ridiculous and the frankly extraordinary. Girt proudly reclaims those tales for all of us.
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