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)

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David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who enjoys writing his own biographical notes for writers' festivals. His first book, Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards and New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. The sequel, True Girt, and David's first children's picture book, The Nose Pixies, were published in 2016.