Remembering and Misremembering Our Past – The Legacy for Australians Today

Australian history communicator and satirist David Hunt

David Hunt

Australians have a complex relationship with their history – a history that is misreported, misremembered and misrepresented. Why have we ignored, forgotten or selectively reconstructed our past? And what are the consequences for Australians today?

David Hunt is an Australian history communicator and satirist. His first book, Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, won the 2014 Indie (Independent Booksellers) Award for non-fiction book of the year. The sequel, True Girt, was shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards and the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. David spoke on Australians’ relationship with their past at TEDx Sydney 2017, hosted the ABC Radio Australian history podcast Rum, Rebels & Ratbags, writes and narrates the Defining Moments in Australian History animated video series for the National Museum of Australia, and presented the History Channel’s Aussie Inventions That Changed The World. He also writes children’s picture books.

EVENT ENDED: Wednesday, 28 April 6.30pm