The Art of Forgetting, Australians and their History | David Hunt

David Hunt

TEDxSydney 2017 · 16 June 2017

Australian Historian and author, David Hunt passionately argues that for Australia to understand who we are, we must embrace our rich and vibrant history, both wonderful and terrible. An enlightening and entertaining take on Australia’s colonial past.

David Hunt is an historian, writer and satirist. David’s first book, Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia won the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards and New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

The sequel, True Girt, is shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards, despite the many dodgy foreign accents in David’s narration. It is also shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. David’s first children’s picture book, The Nose Pixies, was published in 2016.

David’s Australian history podcast with ABC Radio, Rum, Rebels & Ratbags, was one of Rolling Stone Australia’s top four podcasts of 2016 and one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Ten history podcasts you need to hear.” David has written for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeThe GuardianThe Chaser Quarterly and The Hoopla, and regularly talks about Australian history on ABC Radio. David has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

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