True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd., 2016年10月31日 - 400 頁
First there was Girt. Now comes ...
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.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - PriscillaM - LibraryThing
What a great read! What an amazing bunch of characters created our history. David Hunt is brilliant at keeping the reader enthralled by the events of the last two centuries in Australia. 閱讀評論全文
POSTSCRIPT FOR MACARTHUR
BATMAN BEGINS MELBOURNE AND OTHER STORIES
FAITH FRAUDS AND FRONTIER JUSTICE
THE NEW COLOSSUS
WEVE GOLDEN SOIL
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS ISTAND
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