GIRT: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt

Do you like a laugh? Then read Girt. Our National Anthem tells us that Australia is “girt by sea” but did you know that girt is an old-fashioned word for “encircled”? Hunt explains this with humorous overtones. Did history classes at school bore you because you had to learn about the Tudors and the Stuarts rather than about Australia? Then read Girt and learn about Macarthur, a couple of Wentworths, Flinders and others. Hunt informs us that Captain James Cook did not “discover” Botany Bay! He was a mere 40-year-old …

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Erica Krieg

Erica and her husband, Larry, attend Langmeil Lutheran Church in Tanunda, where she is a Pastoral Carer, serves communion, sings in a music group, gives Children's Addresses and is on the nominations committee.