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When was the first Melbourne cup, and which horse won?
Who was the first woman to stand for federal parliament?
What’s the second verse of ‘Advance Australia Fair’?
And why was Vegemite renamed Parwill in 1928?

Here, in one handy reference, are the dates and deeds, the heroes and villains, the icons and famous words that have shaped our country and its place in the world. Full of useful facts – and a healthy dose of irreverence – The Pocketbook of Aussie History is an entertaining guide to Australia’s curious past.

‘A useful reference for anyone who tuned out of Australian history in high school.’ The Age

‘A terrific idea’ David Koch, Sunrise, Network Seven

‘You can dip into it anywhere and have all sorts of dinner-table conversations based on it’ Jon Faine, ABC Radio Melbourne

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