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1917 by Kelly Gardiner
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True Girt by David   Hunt
"Simultaneously immensely serious and immensely funny: an unusual, but enthralling, take on Australian history."
True Girt by David   Hunt
"Brilliant way to fill in the gaps in your Australian history. You get to find out what happened to Indigenous Tasmanians, who Tullamarine, Stuart and Brisbane was and why strange politicians keep coming out of Queensland."
True Girt by David   Hunt
"As the first volume, so the second - brilliant.
Both laugh-out-loud funny and sad and horrible at the same time, Hunt has done as he set out to do. And the little nuggets of information (e.g. John Batman suffered from syphilis and didn't have much..." Read more of this review »
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True Girt by David   Hunt
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A good history book provides a vivid mirror on the current times, and this is exactly what this book does. The author's cat has left telltale paw prints on these pages of history but these can easily be wiped off with a damp cloth (kindle edition). I ...more
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Girt by David   Hunt
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Loved the humour and got inspired to learn more Australian history. Important lessons learned such as the key role of breadfruit and naming more things "Macquarie".
The Accidental Politician by Don Hayward
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The Accidental Politician by Don Hayward
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Powerful autobiography

Charts a journey of education, student politics, General Motors Holden, and full circle back to education again in the Victorian Cabinet. Early career observations of federal politicians such as Spooner and Menzies are matched w
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Kelly Gardiner
“Dear Reader,
This book you hold is a treasure, of sorts, as is every book I have ever known.
I have made it for you – especially you – for reasons you will understand as my words unfurl before your eyes.
Turn these pages tenderly.
You hold my life in your hands.”
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