David HuntBushrangers, Bastards and Beards
How did Caroline Chisholm save fallen women and murder trusting rats without having a beard? Was Ned Kelly a freedom fighter or just a cop- killer in a metal gimp suit? What was the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre?
Why should you never smoke with Mad Dan Morgan and the Wild Colonial Boy? Was Lord Byron more “mad, bad and dangerous to know” than a camel? What did Mark Twain think about the Australian rail network and why were Tasmania’s first trains powered by sheep thieves and rapists?
Who left a kettle in Melbourne three decades before it was settled, who was the 1840s Melbourne hipster who installed Australia’s first steam-powered coffee roaster and grinder? And why were Queensland’s first free settlers German missionaries with a pineapple fetish?
Kelli Loizou will endeavor to prise all the answers from David providing you with the information to irritate all your future dinner party companions.