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Australia What Happened ?

Australia What Happened ? 1

by Ben Pobjie

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/10/2018

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When our politicians are too busy playing musical chairs to run the country, our cricketers are doing suspicious things with sandpaper, and a murderous starfish with twenty-one arms roams freely around the Great Barrier Reef it seems about time that we, as a nation, ask a tough question: how the heck did it come to this?

In Australia – What Happened? TV columnist, comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie turns an incredulous eye on the history of Australia to bust open the national mythology, reveal the truth about what it means to be an Australian and work out what happened to all our best-laid plans.

What’s the real story of the Aussie larrikin? How exactly did sheep ruin everything? What impact did the Gold Rush have on Australian culture? And what do you mean ‘murderous starfish’? All these questions and more will be answered in this hilarious and historically accurate account of our wayward nation.

ISBN:
9781925712094
9781925712094
Category:
Australasian & Pacific history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-10-2018
Publisher:
Affirm Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
284
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x22mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie studied history at the University of Western Sydney before his lust for glamour led him to comedy writing.

He is known for his TV columns in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and political satire for New Matilda, Crikey and the ABC, among others.

He is the author of Aussie Aussie Aussie, Error Australis, SuperChef and The Book of Bloke and has written for the TV shows Reality Check and The Unbelievable Truth.

He lives in Melbourne with his wife, three children and a rising sense of panic.

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    I really enjoyed this book. It gives the indigenous perspective on our history as well as some interesting insights into the past from more perspectives than I previously experienced. Among the “ah” moments and the “ouch” moments, there were some moments that were definitely “hahaha!” A great mix.