Authors up the Cross: David Hunt
Seriously funny historian David Hunt is at it again. Come and meet him as he shares hilarious stories and hidden truths from Australia’s forgotten past as revealed in his latest book, True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.
Join David on a thrilling journey to Australia’s Wild South – home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, confused explorers and an awful lot of sheep. Meet an unforgettable cast of Australian legends, including:
Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail
Captain Moonlite, Australia's most famous LGBTI bushranger
The extraordinary Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who somehow managed to shoot his owner dead.
Learn how the death of Truganini, an Aboriginal woman from Tasmania 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 the follow-up to Hunt’s award-winning Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.
We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.
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