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The Resource Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume I, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long

Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume I, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long

Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume I, From megafauna to Macquarie
Title
Girt
Title remainder
the unauthorised history of Australia
Title number
Volume I
Title part
From megafauna to Macquarie
Statement of responsibility
David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Title variation
From megafauna to Macquarie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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".(from cover) Annotation pending
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Dennis
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6178.A8
LC item number
H86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Long, Ad
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flannery, Timothy Fridtjof
  • Windschuttle, Keith
  • Stanner, W. E. H.
  • Australian wit and humor
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume I, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2. The unoriginal non-inhabitants
Control code
000051048884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781863956116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013412778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843973156
Label
Girt : the unauthorised history of Australia, Volume I, From megafauna to Macquarie, David Hunt, illustrations by Ad Long
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2. The unoriginal non-inhabitants
Control code
000051048884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781863956116
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013412778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)843973156

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