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Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Paperback – 24 Jul 2013

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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Black Inc. (24 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1863956115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1863956116
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 510,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A hilarious but accurate take on Australian History, and assorted associated characters such as Joseph Banks and Bligh. The accuracy is high which makes it all the more amusing, and his take on the historical characters of some of our noted figures is fantastic. Being fairly well read on the subject most of the details are familiar which makes the fact that you can retell the familiar story in such an amusing way marvelous.

As he sticks to the more amusing characters its true that this is in no way a complete history of Australia, but its a worthwhile one. One that brings the mighty characters from Australian history as we were taught in school down to size and that in itself is a very Australian retelling.

Also could be considered offensive to the French, and thin skinned English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Scottish or Irish.
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An amazing book which exploded lots of the history lessons fed to us in school and should be standard reading for all Australians,. Really well written, well researched and provokes a great deal of thought about how history is recorded.
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An enjoyable irreverent view of Aussie history. Only an Aussie could write a history book like this - Brits take history far too seriously..

Be sure to read the footnotes. They are the finniest bits.
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I chose it as a gift for a well respected Pom. It was ideal for those who know seem to know us only for our cheek.
I read it and thought - this is just the stuff for those Brits who have missed the chance!
Australia is now just as much fun and continues to develop prosperity with personality and without civil unrest.
From the transported 'bad blood' to the present healthy mix of law-abiding laziness - we feel good about our country.

Its accurate and bloody funny...
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I rarely rate a book as I read so many of them! But this one just has to get five stars from me - not your usual history book, but one that made me gasp and laugh out loud in public.

Don't read this if you are looking for a serious history book, but do read it if you want an amusing take on Australian history.
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