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  • The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (754 ratings)

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True Girt

By: David Hunt
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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.

©2016 David Hunt (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Such an interesting conversation with history

Amazing performance with such an engaging style and huge enthusiasm for the story. Very easy to listen to and fantastic choice of stories to include
You will learn a lot and laugh just as much

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This irreverent audio book captures the essence of the cultures and some personalities who came together to form a great and proud country. It is presented with wonderful humour from start to finish. I thoroughly recommend it.

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David Hunt ... everyone's Social Studies Teache

in primary and secondary school Australian History was portrayed as dull and boring... not the case with Girt volume 1 and 2. rivetting, funny and intelligent. Recommended that every Aussie read these works.
Can't wait for Volume 3.

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Love it

If you could sum up True Girt in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious historical political

What about David Hunt’s performance did you like?

He is very funny.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope too long.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this twice now .

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Best. History. Book. Ever.

Funny, irreverent, insightful, bitchy. There is so much that is right about this book, it shows where every other history book has gone wrong.

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Warning

**Caution** Do not listen to this book whilst operating heavy machine, running, driving or lifting weights at the gym. Falling over laughing as much as you do listening to this book can lead to harm or injury.... seriously, it's that funny!

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Would recommend

A very interesting and detailed history of Australia. The reader knows exactly how to get the humour of the story across and does it very well. Stories are great and taught me a lot about Australian history and how the country got to where it is today.

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A history of heroes and lackwits

I laughed the way through, shook my head at the actions of my forebears, and found myself with tears in my eyes at the end. Thanks, Hunt. You've taught me me about aussie history than high school ever did. Warts and all. The way it should.

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interesting stories from Australia's past

excellent performance by the author

this book shows history can be fun too

The dark parts of Australia's history should be drivers towards a more equitable society.

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Brilliant

What did you like most about True Girt?

The characters, the stories, the sense of history, the humour.

Who was your favorite character and why?

William Wentworth - because I got married at Vaucluse House.

What about David Hunt’s performance did you like?

It was so Australian

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me appreciate living in Australia!

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A great book!

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.