By David Hunt

ISBN-10: 1863956115

ISBN-13: 9781863956116

Girt. No notice might greater seize the essence of Australia ...

In this hilarious heritage, David Hunt finds the reality of Australia's previous, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that experience 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 develop into the 1st animal to circumnavigate Australia.

It recounts the misfortunes of the escaped Irish convicts who got down to stroll from Sydney to China, guided basically through a hand-drawn paper compass, and explains the position of the coconut in Australia's simply army coup.

Our nation's beginnings are steeped within the unusual, the ridiculous and the frankly strange. Girt proudly reclaims those tales for all of us.

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MICHAEL There’s gotta be a better way to say that. 45 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 46 46 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 47 LUCILLE What’s Spanish for “I know you speak English”? 47 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 48 MICHAEL It’s as Ann as the nose on plain’s face. 48 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 49 49 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 50 50 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:04 PM Page 51 MICHAEL She’s a little bit more like me. It’s like we finish each other’s— LINDSAY Sandwiches?

They’re gonna kill Grandpa. I gotta get out of here. I’m an innocent man. You gotta help Pop-pop get outta here. Give me your hair. GEORGE MICHAEL: My hair? : Give me your hair. Give Pop-pop your hair. 37 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 38 (Mis)Communication 38 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 39 TOBIAS Oh, I can just taste those meaty leading man parts in my mouth. 39 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 40 40 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 41 MAEBY: Do you guys know where I could get one of those gold necklaces with the “t” on it?

TOUC 31 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 32 MICHAEL: You’re either going to jail, or if the judge shows absolutely no mercy at all, you’ll be staying here with my mother. 32 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 33 33 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 34 34 Arrested_Int_Layout 1 8/26/13 2:03 PM Page 35 BUSTER You lied to me. You said my father was my father, but my uncle is my father. My father is my uncle! : They’re gonna kill Grandpa. I gotta get out of here. I’m an innocent man.

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