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 a historian and satirist. His first book, Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction. The second volume in the series, True Girt, was shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards and for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing. David's debut children's picture book, The Nose Pixies, was published in 2016.