Friday, 11 April 2014
"Girt: the Unauthorised History of Australia" by David Hunt
Fellow teachers take note- your Year 7/8/9/anytime lesson on early Australian history need never ever be boring and spit ball inducing again. What a breath of fresh air Hunt's history on the 'discovery' of Australia and the apparent 'civilising' effects of the British on this fledgling colony are. From the character assassination of almost all the fathers of our nation to some pretty funny foot notes including references to the likes of Britney and (unfortunately) Lindsay Lohan, this is a funny and enlightening read no matter how much you hated history. Get it, and be girt.