The Unauthorised History of Australia

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,338 ratings

Girt Publisher's 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 listen to it would be un-Australian.

©2013 David Hunt (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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Product list
  • Book 1

    • The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 1
    • By: David Hunt
    • Narrated by: David Hunt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-2015
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,321 ratings

    Non-member price: $23.99 or 1 Credit

    Sale price: $23.99 or 1 Credit

  • Book 2

    • The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
    • By: David Hunt
    • Narrated by: David Hunt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 30-10-2016
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 754 ratings

    Non-member price: $33.99 or 1 Credit

    Sale price: $33.99 or 1 Credit

  • Book 3

    • The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 3
    • By: David Hunt
    • Narrated by: David Hunt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-2021
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 263 ratings

    Non-member price: $26.99 or 1 Credit

    Sale price: $26.99 or 1 Credit

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