Aussie Aussie Aussie
3 July 2017, 10:31PM
Questionable Histories of Great Australians
Following on from Ben Pobjie’s 2016 bestselling historical parody Error Australis (shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing) comes Aussie Aussie Aussie, a compilation of hilariously audacious profiles of the most renowned people in our history.
If you think you know all about Australia’s heroes (and villains), think again. In Aussie Aussie Aussie, Ben Pobjie burrows beneath the mythology to provide an intimate look at the Australians who helped make our nation great – as well as the ones who stopped us from being as great as we could have been but who have ended up with their own Wikipedia pages anyway.
Meet pioneers such as Charles Kingsford Smith, whose groundbreaking efforts moved the country forward; artists and entertainers such as Joan Sutherland, who shaped our national cultural identity; captains of industry such as Rupert Murdoch, who inspired Australia’s love affair with people who amass phenomenal quantities of personal wealth; and humanitarians such as Mary MacKillop, who found fame by dedicating their lives to others and guilt-tripping the rest of us.
Aussie Aussie Aussie is the book for any proud Australian seeking to learn more about the national heroes that make our own pathetic lives seem so insignificant.
Praise for Aussie Aussie Aussie
‘Finally some alternative facts I can enjoy. Ben Pobjie is Making Australia Great Again.’ Wil Anderson
‘This magnificent work cements Pobjie’s exalted place in the pantheon of historians ... but he’s much, much funnier. I laughed out loud a lot.’ Mike Carlton
Praise for Error Australis
‘Australian history like they just don’t make it any more.’ Peter FitzSimons
‘This is a very funny book.’ Virginia Trioli
‘One of the funniest books I have ever read.’ Greg Fleet
‘Error Australis brings history to life.’ The Weekly Times