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Great furphies of Australian history : what you really need to know - the truth behind the myths / Jim Haynes.

Great furphies of Australian history : what you really need to know - the truth behind the myths / Jim Haynes.
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ISBN 9781760879815
Author Haynes, Jim (author)
Title Great furphies of Australian history : what you really need to know - the truth behind the myths / Jim Haynes.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.
©2021.
Description xii, 306 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliography.
Contents 1.Commonly believed Aussie furphies -- 2.Australia is not the Great South Land -- 3.Demythifying Captain Cook -- 4.False word derivations -- 5.Edward Hargraves - who didn't discover gold in Australia -- 6.The myth of Ned Kelly's republic and rebel heritage -- 7.Iconic folklore furphies -- 8.The legend of Breaker Morant.
Summary "With all the skills of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes exposes some of the great myths of Australian history. Did you know that Portuguese and Spanish explorers probably found the east coast of Australia before Captain Cook, and that the Rum Rebellion was not caused by rum? And what about Banjo Paterson writing 'Waltzing Matilda'? As for Ned Kelly being a brave freedom-fighting rebel, in truth he was a thief, a thug and a murderer. The Ashes have nothing to do with cricket, the Ghan is not named after Afghan cameleers and Hargraves lied about discovering gold in New South Wales. Surprising, confounding, revealing and fun, Jim Haynes takes us on another great journey through Australian history and folklore." -- Back cover.
Subjects Cook, James, -- 1728-1779
Hargraves, Edward Hammond, -- 1816-1891
Kelly, Ned, -- 1855-1880
Morant, Breaker, -- 1864?-1902
Folklore -- Australia
Australia -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc
Call number 2021.292
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A00949409 2021.292
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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