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Author Event: David Hunt and TRUE GIRT

The Sun Bookshop

Event Date: 18 November 2016
Author / Presenters: David Hunt

In 2013 David Hunt’s Girt turned Australian
history on its head, delighting readers across the
country. Now he’s back with the next hilarious
chapter, True Girt.
In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling,
award-winning first book, 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 harddrinking
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.
True Girt is Australian history but not as we know
it – outrageous, suprising and very, very funny.

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