Title Bill Hunter's Thousands of Great Australian Facts
Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia Boab Press 1997
1876202270 / 9781876202279
Seller ID 055387
275 indexed pages including b/w illustrstions. Maythings you ever needed to know about Australia! Bill Hunter, one of the proudest, most ardent Australians, has compiled a vast collection of facts about Australia and Australians. ltís history that the history books ignore; funny, surprising, always interesting and often poignant. What was the name of the first madame convicted? Who were the leaders of the Eureka Rebellion? Who or what is an illywhacker? And what brand of champagne got John Kerr so drunk at the Melbourne Cup? Bill Hunter has covered everything from politics to scandals, geography, sport, innovations, firsts and biggests. Heís also found the winners and the losers who make up Australia's history, and what he knows, he tells in his inimitable, straightfonuard style. This is the book to confound all those dinner party know-it-alls eveiy time.