Australia

MY COUNTRY

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

Dorothea Mackellar OBE (1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968)

ABORIGINAL  AUSTRALIA

Immerse yourself in Australia’s Aboriginal experiences, places and journeys.  The Aboriginal people of Australia have a rich, living culture stretching back at least 50,000 years. Throughout Australia you’ll find opportunities to explore and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture.

THE 20 AUSSIE SLANG WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Yes, Australians speak English. But it’s a special kind of English that develops when you drag the language halfway across the globe then leave it out in the sun for a couple of centuries. Are you struggling to understand the locals in this land of bloody galahs, barbies in the arvo and choccy bikkies with your cuppa? Then use this dictionary of Aussie slang to help translate.

THE 11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TACKLING AN OUTBACK ROAD TRIP

“Eat your vegetables. Take a sweater. I don’t think that’s a good idea. Hmmm”. We don’t want to sound like a naggy Marge Simpson, but this is the stuff you need to wrap your head around if you’re planning to jump behind the wheel for an epic Aussie road trip.

HOT DRINKS OUTDOORS (BYO MARSHMALLOWS)

You don’t have to be a Masterchef to whip up a steaming cup of something delicious when you’re staying in a national park. These recipes are so simple and so good, they may even earn you a night off washing up (look, it’s worth a try).

AUSTRALIAN FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVALS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR

The great thing about the Australian food scene is that it’s so different, not only from state-to-state, but it also widely varies from region-to-region within each state. There’s just one teensy, tiny problem – with so many festivals celebrating the unique food culture of Australia, how do you know which ones are worth going to, let alone jumping on a plane for?

ICONIC AUSSIE FOODS THE WORLD IS MISSING OUT ON

Australia’s not just a nation of quirky animals, people and landmarks – Big Banana, we’re looking at you – it’s also a nation of some very interesting food. For the full Aussie experience, don’t miss these ten interesting, delicious foods you can only find in the land down under.

BROADSHEET

Through breaking news, features, event guides and insight from industry experts, Broadsheet is the authority on the cultural life of your city. We’re here to keep you across the goings on around town and to cover, analyse and comment on it all with accurate reporting, sharp photography and clear, clean design.

STILL OUR COUNTRY

We Yolngu, we are proud of our culture, of who we are. Our culture makes us strong. We Yolngu, we belong to our country and our country belongs to us.  Our country makes us strong.

Sydney 1940

Paul Hogan – shrimp on the BBQ ad

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John Collinson singing Waltzing Matilda around 1930

Answer to Waltzing Matilda Mystery Found in Broome, Western Australia

ABC Arts: Girt by Sea, An Archival History of the Australian Coast

Recently overseas friends have been asking about travel info for Australia and for your interest I have put some general info here:

2018 YHA Accommodation Guide

TEN CHEAP, EASY AND HEALTHY MEALS YOU CAN WHIP UP IN A HOSTEL KITCHEN

You don’t have to be a MasterChef contestant to knock up these budget meals for two.

HOTEL LUXURY, HOSTEL BUDGET

MONUMENT AUSTRALIA website is a historical and educational research site which records the public monuments and memorials in all Australian States and Territories under various themes.   These public monuments and memorials were erected by a public desire to commemorate people or events.

An Interesting Web Page FIND MY AUSTRALIA

Interesting information about Australia on All Down Under

Car Rentals – economy car rentals

AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR CINEMAS

SUMMER OUTDOOR CINEMAS 2017-2018 

There are a few visual cues that mark the beginning of summer in Australia. Jacarandas blossoming on suburban streets. Cricket replacing footy on local ovals. Backpackers sunburning on crowded beaches. And big screens popping up in parks and on rooftops around the country, preparing for another summer of outdoor cinema. Because what better way to spend a balmy evening than under the stars watching your favourite flick?

The world’s longest golf course:

 As if golf didn’t take long enough to complete as it is, Australians have created a course that takes four days to play. Stretching 1365 kilometres from Ceduna in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in the West, the Nullarbor Links is a great way to break up the tedious journey on the long drive across the desert heartland of Australia.

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