First there was Girt, now there’s ... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. True Girt gathers a cast of characters including hard-drinking Tasmanian governor Thomas Davey, who invented the ‘Blow My Skull’ cocktail; Captain Moonlite, Australia’s most infamous LGBTI bushranger; and Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who shot dead the explorer John Horrocks. Join David as he discusses these colourful characters and more.
Free, bookings essential.
Presented with Chatswood Library and Willoughby City Council.
David Hunt (Australian)
David Hunt is an acclaimed historian and children’s writer who uses humour to undercut the perception that history is a tired, boring pastime. His award-winning books Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia and its sequel, True Girt, are side-splitting accounts of Australia’s lesser-known past.