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The Australian miscellany : containing a great many astonishing facts

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Bantam, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Did you know there are just four degrees of separation between the Queen and Aussie bushranger Ned Kelly? (And between Adolf Hitler and Paul Keating, too.)* Which Test cricketer's wife missed the biggest moment of his career when she dropped her knitting?* You might have heard of the wine region Margaret River but how about Pericoota, hmm? Doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it!* And are you au fait with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morgan
ISBN: 1863255370 9781863255370
OCLC Number: 65526647
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 213 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: David Morgan.

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Did you know there are just four degrees of separation between the Queen and Aussie bushranger Ned Kelly? (And between Adolf Hitler and Paul Keating, too.)* Which Test cricketer's wife missed the biggest moment of his career when she dropped her knitting?* You might have heard of the wine region Margaret River but how about Pericoota, hmm? Doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it!* And are you au fait with the Aussie inventions that changed the world?All is revealed in THE AUSTRALIAN MISCELLANY, an intriguing and entertaining collection of Australiana in the bestselling tradition of Schotts Original Miscellany. The perfect stocking stuffer, this little gem is packed with irresistible trivia with a distinct Aussie accent, from sporting statistics of all kinds and odd facts and figures every True Blue needs to know, to the kind of quirky lists that make for compulsive reading. A gorgeous gift book, this is a must-have for every Australian home and a fabulous stocking stuffer. Here's a taste of some more topics ... * The Top Five Really Bad Aussie Accents In Films (think Meryl Streep in Evil Angels)* Titillating Aussie Towns, including Tittybong, Victoria; Numbugga NSW; Koolyanobbing, WA; and Bald Knob and Mount Mee, Qld.* Border Towns (And Why Bordertown, SA, Isn't One Of Them)* Great Moments In Australian Fashion* Melbourne Cup Winners ... And Losers* TV Week Kings And Queens Of Pop.

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